Chronic Pain Video

What makes acute pain become chronic: a look at brain plasticity

NOI Teacher Tim Beames talks about why acute pain can become chronic with a summary of the brain plasticity factors at play. (For some reason, Tim is laughing at me when we start this session and I have no idea why 😉

In this session, Tim delves into the transition from acute to chronic pain, outlining the intricate brain changes involved.

Links to papers:
Chronic back pain is associated with decreased prefrontal and thalamic grey matter density

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This is a sample of the content you’ll expect to learn in a NOI Explain Pain course. Our courses are based on the latest evidence & research and are updated every 6 months.

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