Fibromyalgia is a rather common condition. This is not to say it doesn’t amount to much. Chronic aching/burning in the muscles is upsetting to those who have it. Because it is so common, the imaging centers can gather cohort studies much, much more easily than of CP patients.
AMPA/kainate or kainic acid/AMPA, as it is sometimes called, orginally was thought to be exclusively part of fast pain and therefore not to be part of central pain. However, since A/K does participate in excitotoxic injury, fast pain may be a component of CP. Opiate production is responsive to excitotoxic injury which leads to either fast or chronic pain chemical sets.
We realize it is slitting our own throats to give any credit to that great sucking wind called NASA which gobbles up all research funds, but the Japanese are covering their rear.
There is a problem with the “logon” at this site, preventing comments. We appreciate all comments, but ask your indulgence while this is being fixed. We still receive the surveys however, and these remarks inform us that one of the main topics on people’s minds is whether God notices that they are in pain.
There is a very direct connection between sleep and pain, making anesthesia for surgery possible. The link is the hypothalamus, which sits just below the thalamus.
There are many things about central pain which appear disgusting to observers: apparent mental weakness; failure to acknowledge God’s supposed direct dispensation of the pain in response to your transgressions; unusual and abbreviated clothing; exhaustion; avoidance of movement; and pervasive severe depression. All this stuff pretty much makes you “uncool” to the public and annoying to your doctor.