Pain 2017 Nov 13. Epub 2017 Nov 13.
1 Department of Kinesiotherapy and Special Methods in Physiotherapy, The Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education, Katowice, Poland 2 Pain Research Group, Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland 3 Regional Specialised Hospital No. 4, Bytom, Poland 4 Department of Orthopedics, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany.
Research shows that chronic pain is related to cortical alterations that can be reflected in reduced tactile acuity, but whether acute pain perception influences tactile acuity has not been tested. Considering the biological role of nociception, it was hypothesized that nociceptive pain will lead to a rapid improvement in tactile acuity and that this effect is correlated with pain intensity and pain distribution. In this randomised double-blind controlled experiment (trial no. Read More