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Unread 11-26-2011, 03:28 PM   #1
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Hi.Just thought this might be helpful to anyone suffering from CRPS/RSD or Phantom limb pain.This is an emerging new evidence based treatment for CRPS/RSD and phantom limb pain.It is used in Australia and the UK and is well documented in medical journals that it induces positive effects.It is a form of brain training that includes mirror therapy to remap neural pathways and reduce pain.**

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Unread 11-13-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
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Hi.Just thought this might be helpful to anyone suffering from CRPS/RSD or Phantom limb pain.This is an emerging new evidence based treatment for CRPS/RSD and phantom limb pain.It is used in Australia and the UK and is well documented in medical journals that it induces positive effects.It is a form of brain training that includes mirror therapy to remap neural pathways and reduce pain.**
HI -- I have RSD/CRPS and just stumbled upon this graded motor imagery as well, had never heard of it before, but just started going to a PT who specializes in patients with pain conditions. You can learn more about it on the gradedmotorimagery website, and you can do some of their brain training activities online (or download the app) for the Recognize left/right discrimination activity. Fascinating stuff, just starting it now but have high hopes for it!
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Unread 11-14-2012, 01:53 AM   #3
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It's a strange little activity but many people, including myself, prefer more concrete modes of managing rsd.
If one were going for the mental aspects of pain management, biofeedback would be a good start, but putting an affected body part in front of a mirror and preteding it works just as well as an unaffected area could be frustrating, thus, leading to more problems. And I totally understand the reasoning behind the idea of mirror box therapy. There are very little methods of therapies for rsd, and ppl in enough pain are willing to try many things. But in my opinion; acupuncture, mirror.., biofeedback ect. Are very controversial when it comes to pain that comes with this aweful affliction.

But of course, to each his own.
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