Sunday, May 14, 2006

Neuroimaging and chronic pain in NY Times

The NY Times Sunday Magazine today has an interesting article about using neuroimaging to modulate chronic pain.  Specifically it is about using functional MRI as a sort of 'biofeedback,' allowing chronic pain patients to see their chronic pain 'circuit' as well as their pain modulation 'circuit' as a way to modulate their pain.  That is of course interesting.  But the article is written, and written well, by someone who suffers from chronic pain and discusses her own experience with it, and with the fMRI, as well as the 'meaning' of pain for her and others.  Worth reading. 

(NY Times articles are usually available free online for about a week). 

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