Imaging study examines role of spinal cord in chronic pain

04/17/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Stanford University researchers say scans show, for the first time, how the spinal cord is involved in chronic pain in resting patients, painting a broader picture of pain than is seen with just the brain component. "I think that we're going to find that the spinal cord is as important as the brain is in terms of pain," said researcher Brittney Reyes, who presented the study during a meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

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