- •Cortical excitability in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) was studied.
- •Transcranial magnetic stimulation at rest and during motor tasks was used.
- •Results for healthy controls and patients with an immobilized hand were compared.
- •Motor cortical excitability in CRPS patients is similar to that in healthy controls.
- •Immobilization results in an absence of cortical excitation during explicit tasks.
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This study was performed within TREND and supported by a grant from the Netherlands' Ministry of Economic Affairs [grant number BSIK03016].
The authors report no conflicts of interest that pertain to the subject of this study.