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Human Studies

2021 Jul 09

BMC Neurol



Low mechano-afferent fibers reduce thermal pain but not pain intensity in CRPS.


Habig K, Lautenschläger G, Maxeiner H, Birklein F, Krämer HH, Seddigh S
BMC Neurol. 2021 Jul 09; 21(1):272.
PMID: 34243742.


Human hairy (not glabrous skin) is equipped with a subgroup of C-fibers, the C-tactile (CT) fibers. Those do not mediate pain but affective aspects of touch. CT-fiber-activation reduces experimental pain if they are intact. In this pilot study we investigated pain modulating capacities of CT-afferents in CRPS.