Brain’s Natural Pain Killers Increase When in Chronic Pain

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Just under a third of our population, or more than 100 million Americans, suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is pain that lasts for more than six months and, as the statistics imply, is an enormous burden in America and worldwide. In fact, in the UK chronic pain afflicts approximately 46 percent of the population comprising 20 percent of consultations in general practice. Now, a new study from the University of Manchester has shown for the first time that the numbers of opiate receptors in the brain increases to combat…

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Published By: Psych Central – Wednesday, 28 October, 2015

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