Study provides first evidence of link between opioid use disorder, chronic pain

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Scientists have long noted a connection between opioid use disorder (OUD) and chronic pain, however brain mechanisms linking OUD and chronic pain are poorly understood. This first-of-its-kind study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine and University of Michigan Medical School explored one potential mechanism – central sensitization – among individuals with OUD. 

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