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INTRODUCTION We have reported in previous studies that

We have reported in previous studies that
CBP is associated with specific cognitive,
brain chemical and morphological
abnormalities, all of which implicate
enhanced prefrontal cortical involvement.
Here we investigate brain areas underlying
acute thermal pain in chronic back pain
patients (CBP). We compare this brain
activity to that of healthy normal subjects,
and to spontaneous pain of CBP. Contrasting
these different pain states might aid us in
unraveling the dynamics of the major brain
areas encoding chronic pain and provide a
history of the progression and pathology of
the disease.
Brain Activity Differences Between Back Pain Patients And Healthy
Subjects For Acute Thermal Pain
M.N. Baliki1,D.R. Chialvo, A.V. Apkarian
Department of Physiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611


Source: Apkarian, A. Vania - Department of Physiology, Northwestern University


Collections: Biology and Medicine