Mental Imagery as a Rehabilitative Therapy for Neuropathic Pain in People With Spinal Cord Injury: A Randomized Controlled Trial

  title={Mental Imagery as a Rehabilitative Therapy for Neuropathic Pain in People With Spinal Cord Injury: A Randomized Controlled Trial},
  author={Jaskirat Kaur and Shampa Ghosh and Asish Kumar Sahani and Jitendra Kumar Sinha},
  journal={Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair},
  pages={1038 - 1049}
Background Pain of neuropathic origin in spinal cord injury (SCI) is unbearable and challenging to treat. Research studies conducted in the past have shown that mental imagery (MI) techniques have a significant impact on the reduction of symptoms of central neuropathic pain in people with SCI. Objectives The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of MI training on pain intensity, neuropathic pain symptoms, and interference of pain with function in SCI. Methods A total of 42 SCI… 

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