The Pain Project is an online community where people who suffer from chronic pain—and those who care for them—learn to manage pain and provide support for one another.
Chronic pain has become a leading cause of disability and a major public health problem. Healthcare providers are prescribing opioids at an alarming rate.
In many ways, your brain is similar to your computer's central processing unit, or CPU. It’s where all sensory inputs from the body are received, interpreted and stored, and it gives instructions on what to do with this information.
The huge advances in brain imaging techniques in the last few decades have shifted our appreciation of chronic pain conditions and has opened the door for new and exciting treatment strategies.