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. ┬áThis makes people who have it vulnerable to “enhanced emotional learning” which magnifies the pain and its significance… leading to chronic pain.