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2019 Nov 14

Curr Pain Headache Rep



Pain: Is It All in the Brain or the Heart?


Alshami AM
Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2019 Nov 14; 23(12):88.
PMID: 31728781.


Scientists have reported that pain is always created by the brain. This may not be entirely true. Pain is not only a sensory experience, but also can be associated with emotional, cognitive, and social components. The heart is considered the source of emotions, desire, and wisdom. Therefore, the aim of this article was to review the available evidence about the role of the heart in pain modulation.