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Papers: 17 Feb 2024 - 23 Feb 2024


Front Pain Res (Lausanne)



Can they touch? A novel mental motor imagery task for the assessment of back pain.


Coslett HB, Medina J, Goodman DK, Wang Y, Burkey A


As motor imagery is informed by the anticipated sensory consequences of action, including pain, we reasoned that motor imagery could provide a useful indicator of chronic back pain. We tested the hypothesis that mental motor imagery regarding body movements can provide a reliable assessment of low back pain.