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

Pain Awareness Month: pain impact

Yes, September is Pain Awareness Month. A time to remind myself that other people have no idea what this chronic pain thing is all about. Drugs only help 58% of chronic pain sufferers.WebMD I suspect that people without chronic pain might know that Pain is actually the sucky part of chronic pain. The really, really … Continue reading Pain Awareness Month: pain impact

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

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