Study after study demonstrates the role of the amygdala in the perception of chronic pain. A 2012 meta-analysis in the journal “Human Brain Mapping”1 pointed to a universal acceptance of the role of the amygdala, but also to marked differences between brain imaging relating to acute and chronic pain.
Yes, your chronic pain is probably in your head, but before you go all “full metal jacket on me”, when I say “all in your head”, I DO NOT MEAN that in the way you might have been told by your doctor, specialist, or psychologist. Some of them are right up to date with the latest research, but most of them right now are blaming you and your attitude for your pain!
Well no more!