Tactile acuity training for patients with chronic low back pain: a pilot randomised controlled trial

Cormac Ryan, N. J. Harland, Benjamin T. Drew, Denis Martin

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    Abstract

    Chronic pain can disrupt the cortical representation of a painful body part. This disruption may play a role in maintaining the individual’s pain. Tactile acuity training has been used to normalise cortical representation and reduce pain in certain pain conditions. However, there is little evidence for the effectiveness of this intervention for chronic low back pain (CLBP). The primary aim of this study was to inform the development of a fully powered randomised controlled trial (RCT) by providing preliminary data on the effect of tactile acuity training on pain and function in individuals with CLBP. The secondary aim was to obtain qualitative feedback about the intervention.
    Original languageEnglish
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    JournalBMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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