The neuromatrix theory of how pain becomes chronic and its use for pain management

Pain research has progressed over the years while pain treatment really hasn't adapted to that new research. Pain treatment is very biomedical but research has long suggested a much more multidisciplinary and multimodal methodology. Hell, even I, as a pain patient have really thought a multidisciplinary approach is quite fundamental but not really focused on … Continue reading The neuromatrix theory of how pain becomes chronic and its use for pain management

Regulating emotions with chronic pain

We all know chronic pain brings with it a hefty emotional toll. And we know that chronic pain does alter our neurotransmitter balance. A study from UNSW Sydney and NeuRA (published in the European Journal of Pain) found that people with chronic pain also have a specific imbalance of neurotransmitters in the part of the brain … Continue reading Regulating emotions with chronic pain

Research continues to show women experience pain differently than men

The differences between men and women in how they experience pain are fascinating. More so in the sense that this was really not known in recent history. It brings up the fact that even now women are not included in as much research as we should be and a lot about our bodies is a … Continue reading Research continues to show women experience pain differently than men

Chronic pain and CBD, THC, and CBD/THC treatment research

I'm Canadian so cannabis is entirely legal here. Ever since it became legal here I have explored it for different types of pain. From CBD, to CBD/THC, to THC. Rubs, creams, capsules, joints, and edibles. Both CBD and THC are listed to be used for pain. So when we are looking to have something to … Continue reading Chronic pain and CBD, THC, and CBD/THC treatment research