Discovery of brain region that can ease pain paves way for non-opioid painkillers

Pain is an important biological mechanism. It tells us when something in our body is damaged, and forces us into inactivity so energy can be diverted to healing. But sometimes pain can be counter-effective, hindering a person’s ability to actively help themselves, so the brain effectively “turns down” those pain signals so relief can be effectively found. New research has identified where in the brain this natural painkilling system is controlled from, suggesting new pathways toward non-opioid painkillers…
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