Archive for prefrontal cortex

Bad Wiring: Were You Set Up for Poor Health? A Source of Chronic Pain Illuminated

The Pain Mystery It's an incredible thing; Americans spend up to 600 billion (billion with a B) dollars to treat pain. Almost 30% percent of people with pain have low back pain and about 25% of them have chronic low back pain. You'd think with that many people in pain we'd be pretty far along Read more [...]

Nervous System Abnormalities Tied to Cognitive Problems in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

These Australian researchers, overseen by Dr. Vollmer-Conna, begin their quest for  the source of  the cognitive difficulties in chronic fatigue syndrome  by turning things on their 'head' (pun intended)  a bit. PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e49518. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049518. Epub 2012 Nov Read more [...]