Numbness in clinical and experimental pain – A cross-sectional study exploring the mechanisms of reduced tactile function

@article{Geber2008NumbnessIC,
  title={Numbness in clinical and experimental pain – A cross-sectional study exploring the mechanisms of reduced tactile function},
  author={Christian Geber and Walter Magerl and Ricarda Fondel and Marcel Fechir and F. Birklein},
  journal={PAIN},
  year={2008},
  volume={139},
  pages={73-81}
}
Pain patients often report distinct numbness of the painful skin although no structural peripheral or central nerve lesion is obvious. In this cross-sectional study we assessed the reduction of tactile function and studied underlying mechanisms in patients with chronic pain and in healthy participants exposed to phasic and tonic experimental nociceptive stimulation. Mechanical detection (MDT) and pain thresholds (MPT) were assessed in the painful area and the non-painful contralateral side in… CONTINUE READING

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