Does widespread pain stem from the brain? MRI study investigates

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Pain is the most common reason people seek medical care, according to the National Institutes of Health. "Sometimes we can easily pinpoint what is causing a person pain," says Richard Harris, Ph.D., associate professor of anesthesiology and rheumatology at Michigan Medicine. "But, there are still 1 in 5 Americans who suffer from persistent pain that is not easily identifiable." Whenever someone experiences pain, they often think about how intense the pain is -- but rarely do they also consider how widespread the pain is. Harris is the senior author on a new study, published in Pain,...

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