Imaging central pain syndromes

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

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)


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
Pages (from-to)183-189
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Pain and Headache Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work is supported by the National Institutes of Health—National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NS-38493 and NS-40059 to FAL, NS-39337 to JDG, and NS-39426 to RCC), and by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Tr236/13-3 to RDT).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Imaging central pain syndromes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this