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Minding the brain to curb pain hypersensitivity

September 12, 2018 by

A new study may open new opportunities for treating neuropathic pain, a difficult-to-treat type of chronic pain caused by nerve damage that can make the lightest touch intensely painful. Scientists demonstrate that neurons that originate in the brain's cortex influence sensitivity to touch. The circuit they describe could explain why mind-body techniques to control pain seem to help many people.

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