Pain In The Brain

A groundbreaking new study is using brain scans to actually see pain when it happens.

FOX's Colleen Cappon explains why it's so important in today's "Housecall for Health":

Pain In The Brain

In a new neurological breakthrough, scientists were able to see pain on brain scans for the first time.  A team at the University of Colorado measured intensity of pain and determined whether a drug was relieving it.

The study used heat applied to the skin to cause pain.  Next, researchers plan to study more common kinds of pain, like headaches and backaches.  Experts say the data opens the door to a host of pain management possibilities.

Housecall for Health, I'm Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.