Bodily Sensory Inputs and Anomalous Bodily Experiences in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Evaluation of the Potential Effects of Sound Feedback Articles uri icon

publication date

  • July 2017

issue

  • 379

volume

  • 11

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1662-5161

abstract

  • Neuroscientific studies have shown that human's mental body representations are not fixed but are constantly updated through sensory feedback, including sound feedback. This suggests potential new therapeutic sensory approaches for patients experiencing body-perception disturbances (BPD). BPD can occur in association with chronic pain, for example in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). BPD often impacts on emotional, social, and motor functioning. Here we present the results from a proof-of-principle pilot study investigating the potential value of using sound feedback for altering BPD and its related emotional state and motor behavior in those with CRPS.

keywords

  • neuroscientific studies; human's mental body; sensory feedback; therapeutic; complex regional pain syndrome; crps; body-perception disturbances; bpd