‘Placebo therapy’ ineffective for long-term chronic pain relief

December 11, 2014

Dr Andreas Goebel, from the University’s Institute of Translational Medicine, explains: We found that patients experienced significant pain relief minutes after a placebo therapy, such as salt water injections, but unexpectedly at a later time, and even with repeated placebo applications, there was minimal or no impact on reducing the symptoms of the condition.”

The results suggest that CRPS will not improve naturally over time, and there is little fluctuation in the pain intensity of the condition.

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