Medical Xpress: Chronic pain amplifies the brain’s reaction to new injuries

| Posted in Brain Health, Brain Research

Chronic pain in any one body part may distort the intensity with which a key brain region perceives pain everywhere else. Designed by evolution to help us avoid injury and be more likely to survive, our brains are wired to generate alarm when we are injured, and fear when we again encounter the same injury source. (May 19, 2017)

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