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The human brain -- and emotions -- can turn pain up or down

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Feb 25, 2015

The experience of pain takes place in the brain, says neuroscientist David Linden, and the brain uses two different systems to process pain. The physical characteristics are determined by one system and the emotional aspects by another. Positive emotions can minimize pain, and negative emotions can maximize it. A study suggested mindfulness meditation may help train the brain to filter out chronic pain. National Public Radio (02/18)


Study: Activity in dorsal posterior insula related to pain intensity

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Mar 11, 2015

Study: Opioid use linked to higher rates of depression

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Feb 25, 2015

Pain studies focus on drugs that do not cause euphoria

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Mar 18, 2015

Survey data link pain with sleep deficits

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Mar 04, 2015

Study: Little pain relief with long-term NSAIDs for knee OA

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Mar 11, 2015

Fibromyalgia pain linked with more napping

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Feb 25, 2015

Scoring tool may help predict post-surgery chronic pain

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Mar 04, 2015

Pain levels may affect patient satisfaction, study says

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Mar 18, 2015

New narcotics rules pose a hardship for some vets

American Pain Society SmartBrief | Feb 25, 2015


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