New Chronic Pain Treatment Based On Personality And Brain Structure
It Determines The Susceptibility Of Developing Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is caused by a variety of conditions, such as physical injuries, arthritis, or stroke. However, in some cases, there is no obvious reason. It can appear as back pain, joint pain, and sciatica, among others. Recent research has shown that it also depends on the mind and emotions, a sensation of perception instead of physiological causes. Researchers are working on the biological and psychological aspects of chronic pain, and are looking forward to specific treatments for particular types of pain, based on individual brain biology. Even though treatment is based mainly on medication, it also includes alternate treatments, such as exercise, diet, mindfulness, and acupuncture. It considers two types of pain. One of them is acute pain, caused by cuts, sprains and burns, which are localized, easily treatable. The other type is chronic pain, which lasts longer and is more difficult to treat. These are related to an injury or illness, but, according to the study, it is also affected by personality and brain structure, which determines the susceptibility of developing chronic pain. If a person with a painful condition has a personality-oriented to stress and anxiety, they will have a tendency to develop chronic pain. Also, in the case of brain structure, researchers have found that people with a smaller hippocampus and amygdala, two areas of the brain related to stress and anxiety, will have more risk of developing chronic pain. More info click here.