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2019 06

Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol



Neuroimaging the pain network – Implications for treatment.


Diers M
Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2019 06; 33(3):101418.
PMID: 31703795.


In this chapter, we provide an overview of neuroimaging studies in chronic pain. We start with an introduction about the phenomenology of pain. In the following section, the application of functional and structural imaging techniques is shown in selected chronic pain syndromes (chronic back pain, fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), phantom limb pain, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)), and commonalities and peculiarities of imaging correlates across different types of chronic pain are discussed. We conclude this chapter with implications for treatments, with focus on behavioral interventions, sensory and motor trainings, and mirror and motor imagery trainings.