Neuroimaging of chronic pain: phantom limb and musculoskeletal pain.

  title={Neuroimaging of chronic pain: phantom limb and musculoskeletal pain.},
  author={Katja Wiech and Hubert Preissl and Niels Birbaumer},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of rheumatology. Supplement},
New developments in brain imaging lead to a better understanding of cortical and subcortical processes involved in pain perception and the establishment of chronic pain. For different forms of chronic pain long-term changes in cortical structures have been described. In patients with phantom limb pain and back pain alterations in the somatotopic organization of the primary somatosensory (SI) could be observed. The amount of this reorganization is correlated with the subjective pain rating… CONTINUE READING
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