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Tactile thresholds are preserved yet complex sensory function is impaired over the lumbar spine of chronic non-specific low back pain patients: A preliminary investigation
Physiotherapy Conference Papers
  • Benedict M Wand, University of Notre Dame Australia
  • Flavia Di Pietro
  • Pamela George, University of Notre Dame Australia
  • Neil E O'Connell
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Abstract

Evidence indicates that chronic non-specific low back pain (CNSLBP) is associated with alteration in the brain’s cortical representation of the back, resulting in body perception disturbance and contributing to the condition [1,2]. This study investigated perception via ‘cortical’ sensory tests, in this case two-point discrimination and graphaesthesia—whose results partly depend on the integrity of cortical representation [2]. The hypothesis was dysfunction in these higher-order tasks, with simple tactile thresholds remaining unchanged. Furthermore a relationship between cortical sensation and severity of the condition was predicted.

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The Authors:

Dr Benedict Wand

Ms Pamela George

Citation Information
Benedict M Wand, Flavia Di Pietro, Pamela George and Neil E O'Connell. "Tactile thresholds are preserved yet complex sensory function is impaired over the lumbar spine of chronic non-specific low back pain patients: A preliminary investigation" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/pamela-george/2/