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Human Studies

2020 Nov 30

Pain Pract

Using visual feedback manipulation in virtual reality to influence pain-free range of motion in people with non-specific neck pain.


Kragting M, Schuiling SF, Voogt L, Pool-Goudzwaard AL, Coppieters MW
Pain Pract. 2020 Nov 30.
PMID: 33251721.


Based on associative learning theories it is hypothesised that pain might be a conditioned response. In people with musculoskeletal pain, the occurrence of movement-induced pain might be a protective response, influenced by visual cues suggesting that the person is approaching a painful position. This study aimed to determine (1) whether pain-free range of motion (ROM) increased and decreased when visual feedback understated or overstated true rotation in people with neck pain and (2) whether this effect was more pronounced if pain was chronic.