Chronic pain may be all in the brain

A leading international expert has called on rheumatologists to take a bigger picture view of pain in their patients.

Professor Daniel Clauw, a Professor of Anaesthesiology and Rheumatology at the University of Michigan in the US told the conference that the historical view of finding the cause of pain in the location where the patient is experiencing pain may be fundamentally flawed.

Because evidence now suggests that a lot of pain comes from the brain and spinal cord and is more about a difference in how individuals sense pain.

 “The notion that I am trying to advance is