Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Giving Chronic Pain a Medical Platform

From the NYTimes Well blog, a story about the IOM report on pain that was
issued last month. _http://nyti.ms/r5EFF8_ (http://nyti.ms/r5EFF8)

Giving Chronic Pain a Medical Platform of Its Own
well.blogs.nytimes.com

"When pain becomes chronic, when it becomes persistent even after the
tissue and injury have healed, then people are suffering from chronic pain," Dr.
Mackey said. "We're finding that there are significant changes in the
central nervous system and spinal cord that cause pain to become amplified
.....

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