Cortical Reorganisation (CoRe) Study - sponsored by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Cambridge
Some research studies have previously found subtle changes in the structure and function of the brain in CRPS. Many people with CRPS also have difficulties in accurately perceiving sensations from the body, but it is unknown whether this is related to brain changes. The CoRe study will investigate these brain changes, to determine whether there is a link with the inability to perceive body sensations accurately.
The study is a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the University of Liverpool. People with CRPS who are recruited into the study will be asked to complete questionnaires to assess their level of pain, function and mood. They will also have clinical tests to measure body perceptions, brain activity (EEG), and brain structure (MRI scan).
Study recruitment will continue until the summer of 2018, with final analysis of results likely to be completed in late 2018.