Tactile discrimination, but not tactile stimulation alone, reduces chronic limb pain

  title={Tactile discrimination, but not tactile stimulation alone, reduces chronic limb pain},
  author={G. Moseley and N. Zalucki and K. Wiech},
  • G. Moseley, N. Zalucki, K. Wiech
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • PAIN®
  • &NA; Chronic pain is often associated with reduced tactile acuity. A relationship exists between pain intensity, tactile acuity and cortical reorganisation. When pain resolves, tactile function improves and cortical organisation normalises. Tactile acuity can be improved in healthy controls when tactile stimulation is associated with a behavioural objective. We hypothesised that, in patients with chronic limb pain and decreased tactile acuity, discriminating between tactile stimuli would… CONTINUE READING
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