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Neural Plasticity in Chronic Pain
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Editors: Helena Knotkova, Ricardo A. Cruciani (Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY), Joav Merrick (Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel)
Book Description:
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 organization 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 reorganization. This book presents current research in the study of neural plasticity in chronic pain. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)


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Table of Contents:
Foreword
(Russell K Portenoy)

Introduction. Neural plasticity in chronic pain
(Helena Knotkova, Ricardo A Cruciani and Joav Merrick)

Chapter 1. Targeting TRPV1 for pain relief, pp.1-32
(Marcello Trevisani and Arpad Szallasi)

Chapter 2. Allodynia and neuronal plasticity, pp.33-46
(Ricardo A Cruciani, Charles B Stacy, Seth Resnik and Helena Knotkova)

Chapter 3. Spinal cord neural plasticity in chronic pain and its clinical implication, pp.47-68
(Jacqueline R Dauch and Hsinlin T Cheng)

Chapter 4. The role of neuroimaging in chronic pain syndromes, pp.69-76
(Christine Chang and Marco Pappagallo)

Chapter 5. Sensorimotor training and its implication for cortical reorganization, pp.77-90
(Martin Diers and Herta Flor)

Chapter 6. The role of mental imagery in chronic deafferentation pain and its effect on cortical reorganisation, pp.91-106
(Kate MacIver, Paul Sacco and Turo Nurmikko)

Chapter 7. Functional and structural cortical neuroplasticity in trigeminal neuropathic pain, pp.107-130
(Marcos FH DosSantos and Alexandre F DaSilva)

Chapter 8. Brain Stimulation for the treatment of neuropathic facial pain, pp.131-152
(Helena Knotkova, Arash Nafissi, Eliah Soto, Dirk Rasche and Ricardo A Cruciani)

Chapter 9. Neuroplasticity in carpal tunnel syndrome, pp. 153-184
(Vitaly Napadow, Yumi Maeda, Joseph Audette and Norman Kettner)

Acknowlegments

Chapter 10. About the editors, pp.185

Chapter 11. About the Institute for Non-invasive Brain Stimulation of New York, pp.187

Chapter 12. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, pp.189

Chapter 13. About the disability studies book series, pp.193

Index, pp.195

   Series:
      Disability Studies (Joav Merrick - Series Editor - Medical Director, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel)
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 6 x 9 (NBC - C)
   ISBN: 978-1-61324-657-3
   Status: AV
  
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