Brain resting state is disrupted in chronic back pain patients.

  title={Brain resting state is disrupted in chronic back pain patients.},
  author={Enzo Tagliazucchi and Pablo Balenzuela and Daniel Fraiman and Dante R. Chialvo},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  volume={485 1},
Recent brain functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies have shown that chronic back pain (CBP) alters brain dynamics beyond the feeling of pain. In particular, the response of the brain default mode network (DMN) during an attention task was found abnormal. In the present work similar alterations are demonstrated for spontaneous resting patterns of fMRI brain activity over a population of CBP patients (n=12, 29-67 years old, mean=51.2). Results show abnormal correlations of three out… CONTINUE READING

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