The Neuroscience of Pain: Translating Science to the Patient

  • Published15 Jan 2016
  • Reviewed8 Jan 2016
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Pain is something we all experience at some time in our lives. Acute pain following injury serves as warning signal, but chronic pain, as occurs in cancer, arthritis and other conditions, serves no physical purpose, negatively impacts quality of life and can be very difficult to manage.

This webinar will explain the science behind acute and chronic pain. Neuroscientists, clinicians and patient advocates will discuss the nervous system mechanisms that underlie pain, approaches to developing new pain therapies, the human and economic impact of pain, and the federal investment in pain research.



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