Examining the Role and Neurophysiological Mechanisms of Social Support in Pain Experience

Xianwei Che
Social support plays a role in pain experience, however, this effect is context-dependent. The findings presented here suggest that social support generally has a protective effect on pain, particularly when it is clearly expressed by a significant other. In addition, the analgesic influence of social support may be associated with the buffering of neurophysiological stress systems to pain, impacting on the integration and gating of pain signals. It is hoped that this body of work will
more » ... e to the understanding of the effects and potential mechanisms of social support in pain.
doi:10.26180/5cf05aa7e03ec fatcat:ctjjvzexhff7pleq4xqrsz63ba