Having a new hip can boost your brain power

In the 19th June edition of the Daily Mail, Dr Paul Strutton was asked to make comment on the decline of grey matter in people with chronic pain, in an article titled: Having a new hip can boost your brain power: Relieving chronic pain improves your mind as well as your body.

Dr Paul Strutton, senior lecturer in neurophysiology at Imperial College London, adds: ‘There is now good evidence to show grey matter declines in people with chronic pain.

‘We think the plasticity that occurs in the brain is as a result of the pain and not a cause of it.