Imaging central pain syndromes

Dieuwke S. Veldhuijzen, Joel D. Greenspan, Jong H. Kim, Robert C. Coghill, Rolf Detlef Treede, Shinji Ohara, Frederick A. Lenz

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Anatomic, functional, and neurochemical imaging studies have provided new investigative tools in the study of central pain. High-resolution imaging studies allow for precise determination of lesion location, whereas functional neuroimaging studies measure pathophysiologic consequences of injury to the central nervous system. Additionally, magnetic resonance spectroscopy evaluates lesion-induced neurochemical changes in specific brain regions that may be related to central pain. The small number of studies to date precludes definitive conclusions, but the recent findings provide information that either supports or refutes current hypotheses and can serve to generate new ideas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-189
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Pain and Headache Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Veldhuijzen, D. S., Greenspan, J. D., Kim, J. H., Coghill, R. C., Treede, R. D., Ohara, S., & Lenz, F. A. (2007). Imaging central pain syndromes. Current Pain and Headache Reports, 11(3), 183-189.