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Brain is Hard-Wired for Chronic Pain, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Study


9/18/2013 6:57:10 AM

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The structure of the brain may predict whether a person will suffer chronic low back pain, according to researchers who used brain scans. The results, published in the journal Pain, support the growing idea that the brain plays a critical role in chronic pain, a concept that may lead to changes in the way doctors treat patients. The research was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health.

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