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Visual illusions modulate body perception disturbance and pain in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A randomized trial (2021)
Journal Article
Lewis, J. S., Newport, R., Taylor, G., Smith, M., & McCabe, C. S. (2021). Visual illusions modulate body perception disturbance and pain in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A randomized trial. European Journal of Pain, 25(7), 1551-1563. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1766

Background: Effective treatment of longstanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a challenge, as causal mechanisms remain elusive. People with CRPS frequently report distorted subjective perceptions of their affected limb. Evidence of pain re... Read More about Visual illusions modulate body perception disturbance and pain in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A randomized trial.

Body perception disturbance and pain reduction in longstanding complex regional pain syndrome following a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program (2019)
Journal Article
Lewis, J. S., Kellett, S., McCullough, R., Tapper, A., Tyler, C., Viner, M., & Palmer, S. (2019). Body perception disturbance and pain reduction in longstanding complex regional pain syndrome following a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program. Pain Medicine, 20(11), 2213-2219. https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnz176

Objective Clinical guidelines for the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome recommend multidisciplinary rehabilitation, yet limited evidence exists to support the effectiveness of this approach. Body perception disturbance, a common and debili... Read More about Body perception disturbance and pain reduction in longstanding complex regional pain syndrome following a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program.

The German version of the Bath Body Perception Disturbance Scale (BBPDS-D): Translation, cultural adaptation and linguistic validation on patients with complex regional pain syndrome (2018)
Journal Article
Brunner, F., Lewis, J., McCabe, C. S., Swanenburg, J., Tschopp, M., Swanenberg, J., …Brunner, F. (2018). The German version of the Bath Body Perception Disturbance Scale (BBPDS-D): Translation, cultural adaptation and linguistic validation on patients with complex regional pain syndrome. Schmerz, 32(3), 195-200. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00482-018-0294-6

© 2018, Deutsche Schmerzgesellschaft e.V. Published by Springer Medizin Verlag GmbH, ein Teil von Springer Nature - all rights reserved. Background: Besides the classical clinical manifestations, body perception disturbances are common among patients... Read More about The German version of the Bath Body Perception Disturbance Scale (BBPDS-D): Translation, cultural adaptation and linguistic validation on patients with complex regional pain syndrome.

Changing appearance using visual illusions improves ownership of the painful hand in complex regional pain syndrome (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Lewis, J., McCabe, C., & Newport, R. (2015, September). Changing appearance using visual illusions improves ownership of the painful hand in complex regional pain syndrome. Poster presented at European Pain Federation EFIC 9th Congress

Background and aims People with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) experience a diminished sense of ownership of their painful limb. Evidence of a reduction in pain when the affected limb is visually altered in size, suggests that targeting centr... Read More about Changing appearance using visual illusions improves ownership of the painful hand in complex regional pain syndrome.

Individuality: How knowledge of body perception disturbance can inform treatment (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Lewis, J. (2015, August). Individuality: How knowledge of body perception disturbance can inform treatment. Presented at International Association of the Study of Pain (IASP) CRPS SIG

To date there is insufficient evidence for efficiency in treatment to determine a treatment algorithm for body perception disturbance (BPD) in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). We are reliant on what we know to inform treatment choice for the in... Read More about Individuality: How knowledge of body perception disturbance can inform treatment.

I hate my hand! Altered body perceptions in complex regional pain syndrome (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Lewis, J. (2015, May). I hate my hand! Altered body perceptions in complex regional pain syndrome. Presented at Canadian Hand Conference 2015

Detailed description and definition of features of body perception disturbance in complex regional pain syndrome. discussion of how these features may impact on treatment and how to assess for this

Neuroimaging in complex regional pain syndrome (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Lewis, J. (2014, May). Neuroimaging in complex regional pain syndrome. Presented at International Research Consortium for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Inaugural Meeting

Review of relevant literature to date about MRI studies undertaken in CRPS and an overview of their findings. This presentation was presented using the following sections: Motor, sensory, resting state and cognitive

A body of evidence: Avatars and the generative nature of bodily perception (2014)
Journal Article
Palmer, M., Turton, A., Grieve, S., Moss, T., & Lewis, J. (2014). A body of evidence: Avatars and the generative nature of bodily perception. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-45432-5_6

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) causes dramatic changes in perceptions of the body that are difficult to communicate. This chapter discusses a proof of concept study, evaluating an interactive application designed to assist patients in describi... Read More about A body of evidence: Avatars and the generative nature of bodily perception.

Evaluation of a prototype tool for communicating body perception disturbances in complex regional pain syndrome (2013)
Journal Article
Turton, A., Palmer, M., Grieve, S., Moss, T., Lewis, J., & McCabe, C. (2013). Evaluation of a prototype tool for communicating body perception disturbances in complex regional pain syndrome. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7(517), https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2013.00517

Patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) experience distressing changes in body perception. However representing body perception is a challenge. A digital media tool for communicating body perception disturbances was developed. A proof of... Read More about Evaluation of a prototype tool for communicating body perception disturbances in complex regional pain syndrome.

Imaging and clinical evidence of sensorimotor problems in CRPS: Utilizing novel treatment approaches (2013)
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McCabe, C. S., Nelson, S., Bailey, J., Bailey, J., Nelson, S. J., Lewis, J., & McCabe, C. (2013). Imaging and clinical evidence of sensorimotor problems in CRPS: Utilizing novel treatment approaches. Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, 8(3), 564-575. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11481-012-9405-9

Inflammation and altered autonomic function are diagnostic signs and symptoms of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. In the acute stages these are commonly at their most florid accompanied by severe pain and reduced function. Understandably this has dire... Read More about Imaging and clinical evidence of sensorimotor problems in CRPS: Utilizing novel treatment approaches.

Perceptions of the painful body: The relationship between body perception disturbance, pain and tactile discrimination in complex regional pain syndrome (2012)
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Lewis, J. S., & Schweinhardt, P. (2012). Perceptions of the painful body: The relationship between body perception disturbance, pain and tactile discrimination in complex regional pain syndrome. European Journal of Pain, 16(9), 1320-1330. https://doi.org/10.1002/j.1532-2149.2012.00120.x

Background: Disturbances in body perception are increasingly acknowledged as a feature of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Conventional treatments have limited success particularly among those with long-standing disease. Understanding the relat... Read More about Perceptions of the painful body: The relationship between body perception disturbance, pain and tactile discrimination in complex regional pain syndrome.

Wherever is my arm? Impaired upper limb position accuracy in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (2010)
Journal Article
Lewis, J. S., Kersten, P., McPherson, K. M., Taylor, G. J., Harris, N., McCabe, C., & Blake, D. R. (2010). Wherever is my arm? Impaired upper limb position accuracy in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. PAIN, 149(3), 463-469. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pain.2010.02.007

Knowledge of the position of one's limbs is an essential component of daily function and relies on complex interactions of sensorimotor body schema-related information. Those with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) express difficulty in knowing wh... Read More about Wherever is my arm? Impaired upper limb position accuracy in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

Somatosensory conflicts in complex regional pain syndrome type 1 and fibromyalgia syndrome (2009)
Journal Article
Lewis, J., McCabe, C. S., McCabe, C., Cohen, H., Hall, J., Lewis, J. S., …Harris, N. (2009). Somatosensory conflicts in complex regional pain syndrome type 1 and fibromyalgia syndrome. Current Rheumatology Reports, 11(6), 461-465. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11926-009-0067-4

The somatosensory system is an integral component of the motor control system that facilitates the recognition of location and experience of peripheral stimuli, as well as body part position and differentiation. In chronic pain, this system may be di... Read More about Somatosensory conflicts in complex regional pain syndrome type 1 and fibromyalgia syndrome.