Monday, April 2, 2007

Chronic Pain = Fear

This is an interesting article on a subject I'm immensely unqualified to comment on. But I will anyway, naturally. It appears that chronic arthritis pain activates the same areas of the brain that fear does. Could this be at least a partial explanation of why long term pain can be so detrimental to health? Does it affect the level of "stress" the body feels? I wish I had the answers.

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