Anxiety & Chronic Pain Link Defined

The association between anxiety and chronic pain is well known – and now researchers may be getting close to a biologic explanation and, perhaps more.

A team – led by Dr. Min Zhuo at the University of Toronto says it may have found the biological basis for this link between anxiety and chronic pain in the connections between neurons in a brain region known as the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) The results were shared at the 9th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting on May 27th in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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