Monday, February 23, 2015

Chronic Pain Damages The Brain.

Chronic Pain Can Damage The Brain.
I found an article on chronic pain.  You can find the Article here. A summary of the article can be found below:

People with unrelenting pain are often depressed, anxious and have difficulty making simple decisions. Researchers have identified a clue that may explain how suffering long-term pain could trigger these other pain-related symptoms. Researchers found that in people with chronic pain, a front region of the cortex associated with emotion fails to deactivate when it should. It's stuck on full throttle, wearing out neurons and altering their connections.

I suffered chronic pain for about 10 years. It never shut up it was always on. It seems the pain was also wearing out my brain as well. Sad news I guess.

In another article about neck pain I read that you could trick the brain with oculus rift. I'm pretty sure now the pain I experienced was from the bones in my neck.

People who were shown on oculus rift not to be moving there neck so far round were able to move there neck further. Here is the summary for that article:

Using virtual reality to misrepresent how far the neck is turned can actually change pain experiences in individuals who suffer from chronic neck pain, according to research.

You can find that article here.

There are a few other interesting articles on the website that are worth reading. I just thought i'd post the pain ones so I had some sort of memory of reading them and perhaps go back to them later. I've already forgotten what they are about. I remember that long term pain damages the brain though. I would definitely fall into that category. Boyman did I suffer.

Darcy Lee

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