Affective components and intensity of pain correlate with structural differences in gray matter in chronic back pain patients.

@article{SchmidtWilcke2006AffectiveCA,
  title={Affective components and intensity of pain correlate with structural differences in gray matter in chronic back pain patients.},
  author={Tobias Schmidt-Wilcke and Elke Leinisch and Susanne G{\"a}nssbauer and Bogdan Draganski and U. Bogdahn and J{\"u}rgen Altmeppen and Arne May},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2006},
  volume={125 1-2},
  pages={89-97}
}
Although chronic back pain is one of the most frequent reasons for permanent impairment in people under 65, the neurobiological mechanisms of chronification remain vague. Evidence suggests that cortical reorganisation, so-called functional plasticity, may play a role in chronic back pain patients. In the search for the structural counterpart of such… CONTINUE READING