Contralateral limb movement modulates cold pressor pain

Eric E. Brodie, Fiona M. Kane, Karel Gijsbers, Catherine A. Niven

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Abstract

Many studies investigating the attenuation of pain by psychological means have confounded cognitive factors with motoric factors. Two experiments were performed to investigate the extent to which intentional movements alone can attenuate experimental pain. Reciprocal finger movements of the limb contralateral to a noxiously stimulated limb were found to result in significantly longer tolerance times and significantly lower pain intensity ratings when visual attention was directed to and away from the spatial location of the noxious stimulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-128
Number of pages8
JournalAcute Pain
Volume11
Issue number2011-03-04
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009

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Keywords

  • cold pressor pain
  • limb movement

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Brodie, E. E., Kane, F. M., Gijsbers, K., & Niven, C. A. (2009). Contralateral limb movement modulates cold pressor pain. Acute Pain, 11(2011-03-04), 121-128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpain.2009.07.002
Brodie, Eric E. ; Kane, Fiona M. ; Gijsbers, Karel ; Niven, Catherine A. / Contralateral limb movement modulates cold pressor pain. In: Acute Pain. 2009 ; Vol. 11, No. 2011-03-04. pp. 121-128.
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Brodie, EE, Kane, FM, Gijsbers, K & Niven, CA 2009, 'Contralateral limb movement modulates cold pressor pain', Acute Pain, vol. 11, no. 2011-03-04, pp. 121-128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpain.2009.07.002

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In: Acute Pain, Vol. 11, No. 2011-03-04, 01.12.2009, p. 121-128.

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Brodie EE, Kane FM, Gijsbers K, Niven CA. Contralateral limb movement modulates cold pressor pain. Acute Pain. 2009 Dec 1;11(2011-03-04):121-128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acpain.2009.07.002