Some marginalization occurs by others against you. Introverting pain makes the marginalization go both ways. They distance from you and you distance from them. Those who must go with little or no clothing because of severe central pain know exactly what this means. This article honors the tolerance advocated in Neil LaBute’s insightful new play, “Fat Pig” (see below). Severe pain is the most marginalizing event in the world. Pain makes a person all body, more so than being obese. The escape from discrimination involves art as much as medicine.
The Europeans are doing important work in ferreting out the little devils which make the pain system work, even when it is broken. If it is broken, DO fix it.
Still wondering why you can’t describe Central Pain, nor, the emotional impact?
Sometimes the use of the big chemical terms can mask some rather simple discussions of mechanisms of nerve injury pain. The reader should attempt to bypass intimidating chemical names to understand what is really being suggested.
Do you really want other people to understand what is happening to you?
Since CP patients are not particularly good at speaking about the pain, and tend to rely on vocabulary that will not get the job done, we asked some contributors what it had been like to write about CP
Is neurology justified for ignoring central pain for so long? You decide.