Site-specific visual feedback reduces pain perception

@article{Diers2013SitespecificVF,
  title={Site-specific visual feedback reduces pain perception},
  author={Martin Diers and Walter Zieglg{\"a}nsberger and J{\"o}rg Trojan and Annika Mira Drevensek and Gertrud Erhardt-Raum and Herta Flor},
  journal={PAIN®},
  year={2013},
  volume={154},
  pages={890-896}
}
One of the most common forms of chronic pain is back pain. Until now, nothing has been known about the influence of visualizing one's own back on pain perception at this site. We tested 18 patients with chronic back pain and 18 healthy controls, by implementing online video feedback of the back during painful pressure and subcutaneous electrical stimuli over the trapezius muscle. Pain threshold and pain tolerance were assessed. Pressure pain stimulation intensity was set to 50% above the pain… CONTINUE READING
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