Mirror visual feedback alleviates deafferentation pain, depending on qualitative aspects of the pain: a preliminary report.

@article{Sumitani2008MirrorVF,
  title={Mirror visual feedback alleviates deafferentation pain, depending on qualitative aspects of the pain: a preliminary report.},
  author={Masahiko Sumitani and Shunichi Miyauchi and Candida S. McCabe and Masanori Shibata and Lynn Maeda and Youichi Saitoh and Takashi Tashiro and Takashi Mashimo},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 7},
  pages={1038-43}
}
OBJECTIVES Following lesions in somatosensory pathways, deafferentation pain often occurs. Patients report that the pain is qualitatively complex, and its treatment can be difficult. Mirror visual feedback (MVF) treatment can improve deafferentation pain. We sought to classify the qualities of the pain in order to examine whether the potential analgesic effect of MVF depends on these qualities. METHODS Twenty-two patients with phantom limb pain, or pain related to spinal cord or nerve injury… CONTINUE READING
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