Hope for chronic pain patients


I've previously written about how chronic pain changes the brain and especially effects memory centers of the brain. Now new research has shown that not only is this pain treatable, but these changes in the brain can actually be reversed, I read a great post on Bad Boy Science, here is an excerpt:


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"... chronic pain is often defined as pain that lasts longer than the expected time of healing.
One of the reasons pain persists is that the brain re-wires itself to change pain perception. This is known as ‘Central Sensitization’. The changes are actually significant enough that they can be detected through brain imaging! 1
It’s almost like a ‘pain memory’. Like an over-reaction of your brains job to protect you from danger by giving you pain. It can make safely moving in a certain way cause pain, because your brain remembers that being a painful movement before.
But don’t let this worry you. Fascinating (and exciting) new research has shown that not only is this pain treatable, but these changes in the brain can actually be reversed!
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Hope for People with Chronic Pain
This is good news for people who used to think: “well <insert pain treatment here> only works temporarily and then the pain comes back, so what’s the point?” There is a point! It can eventually become permanent relief.
The message is this: hang in there. The worlds scientists are hard at work figuring out the brain. People are beginning to appreciate pain and it’s complexity.
For now, do whatever you find helpful for your pain.
Don’t be afraid of pain. Keep moving stay active. Reduce stress and anxiety in any way you can. Don’t let pain be the first thing on your mind. Enjoy your life.
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Read the whole article here!

10 comments:

  1. Thanks Migrainista :) I was very happy to read about this research!

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  2. "People are beginning to appreciate pain and it’s complexity."

    Wow! This is a great change on the science of pain, eh. This research is a breakthrough.

    Cheers,
    Peny@lab coat

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  7. It really glad to know that chronic pain is not only treatable, as it can actually be reversed. Thanks a lot for sharing such a wonderful post.

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