Living with chronic pain?

The problem could be in your brain.

Chronic pain is more than a symptom. It is actually a complex nervous system disorder that changes the brain itself.

How does chronic pain affect the brain?

1Brain structure.

Chronic pain alters the size of certain brain regions1 and changes the way brain regions “talk” to one another2. As a result, patients often experience fear, anxiety, or depression3.

2Brain chemistry.

Chronic pain changes brain chemistry and can prevent certain brain regions from “turning off” when they should. This results in a brain that is overly-sensitive to pain4.

3Brain activity.

Instead of classic pain regions, chronic pain is processed in regions associated with emotion5. This may be why acute pain treatments like pain killers don’t provide much relief for chronic pain patients.

Your doctor can use the eVox Brain Map to understand how your brain is functioning. This information can help guide biofeedback treatment, which has been shown to decrease headache6 and migraine intensity7, reduce chronic muscle pain8, and alleviate pain associated with fibromyalgia9.

Take a step toward pain-free living and talk to your doctor about the eVox Brain Map.