Plasticity in Chronic Pain Syndromes: The Role of Neuroimaging
Authors: Christine Chang and Marco Pappagallo
Abstract: This article provides a broad overview of the higher brain structures involved in pain perception and modulation in chronic pain syndromes as revealed through neuroimaging. Furhter, this article highlights the findings of reviews and meta-anlaysis of neuroimaging in chronic pain, and focuses on the findings of cortical modulation of pain. Neuroimaging has significantly impacted chronic pain research and its potential to be used in clinical settings is discussed.