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Summary: A single PHN subject brain activityA single PHN subject brain activity
for tactile stimulation in thefor tactile stimulation in the
control areacontrol area
A large portion of this activity is common to the areas
seen for mechanical stimulation of painful site. This
implies that the increased activity is mainly due to
increased tactile sensitivity for pain relief.
Funded by Endo PharmaceuticalsFunded by Endo Pharmaceuticals
CONCLUSIONS
Initial analyses indicate that PHN allodynia
pain involves similar brain regions as in back
pain, and different from arthritis pain.
LidoDerm treatment seems to decrease
brain activity for allodynia pain and increases
activity for touch.
INTRODUCTION
Chronic neuropathic pain
conditions are usually resistant to
pharmaco-therapy. LidoDerm
patch is shown to be effective in

  

Source: Apkarian, A. Vania - Department of Physiology, Northwestern University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine