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Mirror therapy: A potential intervention for pain management

Overview of attention for article published in Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira, November 2017
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Title
Mirror therapy: A potential intervention for pain management
Published in
Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira, November 2017
DOI 10.1590/1806-9282.63.11.1000
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Authors

Priscilla G. Wittkopf, Mark I. Johnson

Abstract

The consequences of chronic pain and associated disabilities to the patient and to the health care system are well known. Medication is often the first treatment of choice for chronic pain, although side effects and high costs restrict long-term use. Inexpensive, safe and easy to self-administer non-pharmacological therapies, such as mirror therapy, are recommended as adjuncts to pain treatment. The purpose of this review is to describe the principles of use of mirror therapy so it can be incorporated into a health care delivery. The physiological rationale of mirror therapy for the management of pain and the evidence of clinical efficacy based on recent systematic reviews are also discussed. Mirror therapy, whereby a mirror is placed in a position so that the patient can view a reflection of a body part, has been used to treat phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome, neuropathy and low back pain. Research evidence suggests that a course of treatment (four weeks) of mirror therapy may reduce chronic pain. Contraindications and side effects are few. The mechanism of action of mirror therapy remains uncertain, with reintegration of motor and sensory systems, restored body image and control over fear-avoidance likely to influence outcome. The evidence for clinical efficacy of mirror therapy is encouraging, but not yet definitive. Nevertheless, mirror therapy is inexpensive, safe and easy for the patient to self-administer.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 233 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 55 24%
Student > Master 43 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 6%
Other 14 6%
Other 37 16%
Unknown 54 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 78 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 46 20%
Neuroscience 13 6%
Sports and Recreations 8 3%
Engineering 5 2%
Other 19 8%
Unknown 64 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 January 2019.
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#3,073,811
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Outputs from Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
#30
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#75,611
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Outputs of similar age from Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
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