Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston announced
that researchers at the hospital have found that specific brain patterns appear to track the severity of pain reported by patients.
Researchers used a brain imaging technique called arterial spin labeling to examine patterns of brain connectivity of those who suffer from chronic back pain and those who don't. They found that when a patient moved in a way that increased their back pain, a network of brain regions called default mode network exhibited changes in its connections.
With further research, this could be a step toward developing an objective scale for measuring pain in humans.
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