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Entries from October 2010

Can Brain Re-training Work For “Central” Pain?

October 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Can Brain Re-training Work For “Central” Pain?

A reader Mark asks this interesting question about central pain: As one with thalamic pain syndrome, the result of a brain hemorrhage, I’ve been interested in the work of Ramachandran in treating phantom limb syndrome with a mirror box, because it essentially demonstrates the potential of re-interpretation of pain signals for those of us whose […]

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Tricks For Using Imagining When It Doesn’t Come Easy To You

October 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment

A reader Tim asks this intriguing question: I have a chronic pain condition similar to CRPS, along with some nasty allodynia. Most mornings I feel like I’m 120 years old. I’m a big believer in graded motor imagery (GMI). However, I’m one of many people out there who have never seen a visual image in my […]

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