This is the conclusion drawn by researchers from the Medical Institute at Northwestern University.
In a study conducted by Professor Ivan Apkaryana physiology, was attended by 46 patients with chronic pain in the lower back. The participants underwent a brain scan, and then the experts during the year following the change in pain from them. Approximately half of the participants in this time the pain was gone, regardless of whether they took any medication.
The study confirmed that certain brain structures associated with chronic pain. This will change the approach to the diagnosis of pain and to develop more effective treatment.