Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Chronic Pain Turns Brain to Squishy Mush

Chronic pain seen altering how brain works

By Julie Steenhuysen Tue Feb 5, 5:50 PM ET

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Brain scans of people in chronic pain show a state of constant activity in areas that should be at rest, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday, a finding that could help explain why pain patients have higher rates of depression, anxiety and other disorders.

"These findings suggest that the brain of a chronic pain patient is not simply a healthy brain processing pain information but rather it is altered by the persistent pain in a manner reminiscent of other neurological conditions associated with cognitive impairments," they wrote.


I coulda told 'em that.

In easier to understand English too.


Norma said...

You and Eddie need to compare back problems.

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