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Dr. Zafirides How Stress Reduction (and brain size) May Be The Key To Managing Chronic Pain

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Peter Zafirides, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Peter Zafirides

    Peter Zafirides Physician

    Hi Everyone,

    I thought you might find this University of Montreal study interesting:


    First the obvious: stress reduction helps reduce chronic pain. Nothing new.

    but then, there's this...

    The researchers found an association with the size of our hippocampus (the memory center in our brain) and the level of chronic pain we feel. As I said in the the post, it is a very small study. But the very unique thing about the hippocampus is that it is an area of our brain that can regenerate and increase in size.

    Fascinating study. I hope you find it worthwhile.

    Dr. Z
  2. Pandagirl

    Pandagirl Peer Supporter

    Interesting study! I think I'll visualize my hippocampus lifting weights! :)

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