New developments in the understanding and management of persistent pain.

@article{Flor2012NewDI,
  title={New developments in the understanding and management of persistent pain.},
  author={Herta Flor},
  journal={Current opinion in psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={109-13}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW It is proposed that central rather than peripheral factors may be important in pain chronicity. We review recent empirical findings on these processes and discuss implications for treatment and prevention. RECENT FINDINGS The literature on neuroimaging of pain and on learning processes shows that learning-induced functional and structural brain changes involving sensorimotor, as well as limbic and frontal, areas are important in the transition from acute to chronic pain… CONTINUE READING
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