The Pain Pathway
Although, as discussed, the way pain is conveyed, modified and felt is far more complex than a simple hard-wired system, it can still be helpful to understand the anatomy of where the pain pathways run.
A Canadian site, The Brain from Top to Bottom, gives a clear and very useful explanation of the pain pathway and other mechanisms, which we hope you may find of use.
An animated video on YouTube shows some of the anatomy of the pain pathway.
This site also has some useful animated diagrams.
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Pain Service Website, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Webmaster Dr J G de Courcy, Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia
Page updated 22/6/2016