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Background. Sympathetically maintained pain (SMP) can be effectively relieved by light irradiation to the area near stellate ganglion (SGI), which is applied as an alternative to sympathetic blockade. The clinical efficiency of SGI on heart rate variability (HRV) and its association with pain outcome need to be further identified. Objectives. This study is aimed to identify the effects of SGI on pain, HRV indices, quality of life, and function outcomes. Design. A prospective, double blind, randomized designed study Setting. An outpatient pain medicine clinic Subjects and Methods. A total of 44 patients will be enrolled and randomized to their allocations: the experimental group (EG, n=22) and control group (CG, n=22). All patients in EG will receive 12 sessions (twice a week) of standard SGI, while those in CG go through the same protocol except a shame irradiation is applied. Pain, HRV variables, quality of life, and function outcoms are measured before and after SGI in each session. All measures at the first-half and second-half courses are analyzed.
Background: Little is known about the problems in brain function in focal hand dystonia (FHD) or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) dystonia. It is unclear why some CRPS patients develop dystonia but others do not. Researchers want to learn which area of the brain is involved in CRPS dystonia compared with FHD. Objectives: To understand why people with CRPS develop dystonia, and if these reasons are different in people with FHD. Eligibility: Adults ages 18 - 70 with CRPS dystonia OR with CRPS without dystonia OR with FHD and Healthy volunteers of similar age. Design: Participants will be screened with physical exam, neurological exam, and medical history. They may give a urine sample and will answer questions. Participants can have 4 - 5 outpatient visits or stay at the clinical center for approximately 5-6 days. Participants will have MRI scans. They will lie on a table that slides in and out of a scanner that takes pictures of their brain. They will do small tasks or be asked to imagine things during the scanning. Participants will have transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) sessions for a few hours, with breaks. A brief electrical current passing through a well insulated wire coil on the scalp creates a magnetic pulse. This affects brain activity. Participants may do small tasks during TMS. Participants will have the electrical activity of their muscles measured during TMS sessions. Small sticky pads will be attached to their hands and arms. Participants ability to feel 2 separate stimuli as different will be tested by using a weak electrical shock to their fingers. They will also be asked to feel small plastic domes with ridges, that may cause discomfort.
Investigating how neuropathic limb pain, including phantom limb pain or complex regional pain syndrome, is affected by virtual reality. While several studies have looked into virtual reality for treating this type of pain, few have used the latest immersive virtual reality hardware combined with motion control for an engaging virtual mirror therapy experience. The investigators are interested in studying the use of virtual reality as an alternative treatment option for these conditions.
Consecutive patients with long-standing complex regional pain syndrome II in a lower limb are treated with graded exposure therapy in vivo in combination with methods targeting cortical reorganisation.
The aim of the current study is to assess the efficacy of TMS in the treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). It is hypothesized that participants who receive TMS (Group 1) relative to sham treatment (Group 2) once daily for two days will demonstrate a greater improvement in CRPS-related pain and other associated symptomology (i.e., cognitive, emotional and physical) compared to baseline. Participants will be followed until they reach their baseline for two consecutive weeks to assess safety and duration of symptom alleviation.
This study examines the prevalence of trigger points in muscles in the thorax in upper limb Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) patients, compared to healthy subjects. In addition, we will examine if adding treatment to muscles in the thoracic area (to the regular physical therapy treatment) will alleviate some of the sensitivity in the upper limb in CRPS patients.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Causalgia, and Fibromyalgia represent progressive systemic pain conditions which often worsen over time. They appear to be dysregulation of the central nervous system (CNS) and the autonomic system (sympathetic/parasympathetic) which cause extensive functional losses, impairment, and disabilities. They are often associated with injury sites (including surgical) which produce constant, often disabling pain and motor-sensory losses. Treatments are often ineffective and include medications (often high dose opiates), Physical Therapy (PT), and surgical interventions (sympathectomy, ablation) or insertion stimulators of the CNS. Study is an interventional study to document the safety and efficacy of use of adipose-derived cellular stromal vascular fraction (AD-cSVF) in chronic pain and dysfunction disease groups.
The aim of this trial is to investigate the safety of intravenous neridronic acid in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). The trial is divided into 3 periods: a 60-day enrollment period, a treatment period consisting of 4 infusions over 10 days, and a follow-up period of approximately 50 weeks (with visits at Week 2, Week 6, Week 12, Week 26, Week 39, and Week 52).
Nearly 2 out of 10 women will sustain a distal forearm fracture throughout their lifespan.Recent longitudinal studies illustrate that as many as 1/3 of all persons who undergo closed reduction and casting for distal radius fractures (DRF) go on to develop type 1 complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Graded motor imagery (i.e., motor imagery and mirror therapy), a movement representation technique, is strongly supported in the literature as a treatment of CRPS and has recently been suggested as a potential strategy to prevent its onset. Other complications include disability, wrist/forearm tightness and sensorimotor changes. The investigators propose that an early intervention protocol which includes graded motor imagery (GMI) will improve the pain, functional and upper limb sensorimotor outcomes of persons following closed reduction and casting of DRF relative to a standard of care intervention.
A randomized controlled clinical to examine the effect of mirror therapy on phantom pain and residual limb pain in patients with traumatic transtibial amputations in Cambodia. The study will be conducted with a semi-crossover design using self-rated pain and function as the main result variables.