Pain, the Brain and Emotional Regulation
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The Center for Biomedical Imaging-Guest Lecture
Jeffrey J. Borckardt, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Biobehavioral Medicine
"Pain, the Brain and Emotional Regulation"
Pain is a complex experience with multiple dimensions and numerous causes. It is the most common reason for doctor visits and is associated with an annual cost of $300 billion in disability, healthcare expenses and lost productivity in the United States. Recent neurostimulation and imaging research has led to some improvements in our understanding of how pain is represented in the CNS, how it is modulated by various cortical and subcortical processes, and how targeted neurostimulation interventions might be able to help alleviate it. In this presentation, recent research conducted at MUSC on neurostimulation and neuroimaging of pain will be reviewed.