A method for diagnosing and assessing a brain-related chronic pain disorder. The method includes assessing a subject's brain function, deterrnining the probability that a subject is suffering from chronic pain as a result of an abnormal brain function condition by obtaining a quantitative assessment of the subject's brain function, and making a statistical comparison between the subject's quantitative brain function assessment and either a database of quantitative assessments of the brain functions of normal, healthy individuals, or a database of quantitative assessments of the brain functions of individuals known to have been suffering from chronic pain as a result of the abnormal brain function condition.
US 2011/0160608 A1
Assignee: Cerephex Corporation
Hargrove, Jeffrey, "Brain-Related Chronic Pain Disorder Diagnosis and Assessment Method" (2011). Mechanical Engineering Patents. 7.