Cognitive Function and Its Impact on Chronic Pain

October 19, 2014 3:26 AM

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We all know that pain can cause all kinds of issues with our brain function, including making it hard for us to think or behave as we used to behave prior to the onset of chronic pain. But some research now suggests that how we think and how our brain function is prior to a trauma/surgical event can predict our risks for the occurrence of chronic pain or not (1).

A study conducted by Nadine Attal and her team suggests that those who have problems with their brain's ability in attention, memory or other executive functions may have more issues with chronic pain after surgeries (1).

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