Book — 1 online resource (xvi, 208 pages) : illustrations.
Foreword-- Introduction: Neural plasticity in chronic pain-- Targeting TRPV1 for pain relief-- Allodynia & neuronal plasticity-- Spinal cord neural plasticity in chronic pain & its clinical implication-- The role of neuroimaging in chronic pain syndromes-- Sensorimotor training & its implication for cortical reorganization-- The role of mental imagery in chronic deafferentation pain & its effect on cortical reorganisation-- Functional & structural cortical neuroplasticity in trigeminal neuropathic pain-- Brain Stimulation for the treatment of neuropathic facial pain-- Neuroplasticity in carpal tunnel syndrome-- About the editors-- About the Institute for Non-invasive Brain Stimulation of New York-- About the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development-- About the disability studies book series-- Index.
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Until recently, it was thought that the adult brain is modifiable only during early stages of ontogenesis. However, neurophysiological and neuroimaging studies now indicate that the mature human brain is under certain conditions capable of substantial neuroplastic changes. The concept of plasticity is complex and can be applied to all levels of neural organisation from molecular to systemic level of neural networks. Neuroplasticity reflects the ability of human brain to alter the pattern of neural activation in response to previous experience, and recent findings indicate that the effects of experience can lead to both structural as well as functional reorganisation. This book presents current research in the study of neural plasticity in chronic pain. (source: Nielsen Book Data)