Effect of meditation on chronic pain
Jensen, M., Day, M., & Miro, J. (2014) Neuromodulatory treatments for chronic pain: efficacy and mechanisms. Nature reviews: Neurology. Mar;10(3):167-78.
Quotes from abstract paper: Chronic pain is common, and the available treatments do not provide adequate relief for most patients. Evidence also indicates that mindfulness meditation has both immediate and long-term effects on cortical structures and activity involved in attention, emotional responding and pain.