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How neuroimaging studies have challenged us to rethink: is chronic pain a disease?

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UNLABELLED: In this review, we present data from functional, structural, and molecular imaging studies in patients and animals supporting the notion that it might be time to reconsider chronic pain as a disease. Across a range of chronic pain conditions, similar observations have been made regarding changes in structure and function within the brains of patients. We discuss these observations within the framework of the current definition of a disease. PERSPECTIVE: Neuroimaging studies have ...

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10.1016/j.jpain.2009.09.001

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
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Journal:
The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society
Volume:
10
Issue:
11
Pages:
1113-1120
Publication date:
2009-11-05
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EISSN:
1528-8447
ISSN:
1526-5900
URN:
uuid:6662653d-c205-4bb9-8004-bdefade428ca
Source identifiers:
241102
Local pid:
pubs:241102

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