The brain plays a key role in CRPS. A widely-studied brain region in pain research is the primary somatosensory cortex (S1), a somatotopic map of our body’s surface which functionally reorganises in pain [1]. Changes in the S1 representation of the CRPS-affected body part have contributed to new CRPS treatments, e.g. graded motor imagery. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to determine whether CRPS is associated with: a) a change in the size of the S1 representation of the affected body part; b) altered S1 activity, in terms of activation levels and latency of responses.


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The Author:

Dr Benedict Wand