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Is enduring pain causing brain damage?
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Maybe
By enduring pain, i assume you're referring to what we call chronic pain.
There are studies that suggest differences in brain anatomy & function in those suffering from chronic pain. However, this association does not prove causation since we don't have before & after tests. But it's certainly worrisome. We do have studies demonstrating brain vs body effects, eg narcotics decr testosterone levels.

In brief: Maybe
By enduring pain, i assume you're referring to what we call chronic pain.
There are studies that suggest differences in brain anatomy & function in those suffering from chronic pain. However, this association does not prove causation since we don't have before & after tests. But it's certainly worrisome. We do have studies demonstrating brain vs body effects, eg narcotics decr testosterone levels.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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