Brain abnormality ‘predictor of chronic pain’

Brain abnormality ‘predictor of chronic pain’.

This article is about a fascinating study which demonstrates how a brain abnormality increases the likelihood that an acute back injury will become chronically painful. The abnormality has to do with parts of the brain that process emotional reactions to pain.  This makes people who have it vulnerable to “enhanced emotional learning” which magnifies the pain and its significance… leading to chronic pain.

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  1. Cameron Von St James says:

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