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A Map of Chronic Pain

Caption: Scientists used the structure of the brain's white matter (green lines) to predict whether a subject would recover from low back pain. Red dots represent differences in white matter structure between subjects who recovered and who suffered chronic pain.

Credit: Courtesy of Apkarian lab, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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