We are better prepared to answer questions on tensor analysis, quark arrangement, and dark matter. But the weary and discouraged people who write do not send us questions on that. They want to know WHY they must suffer. Maxwell was correct that “suffering is deep doctrine”. Couldn’t you make your questions a little easier?
So often in life, the things which give offense are habits in others which we dislike in ourselves. Catastrophizing in the literature about catastrophizing in patients is one example.
Here are some of the most common questions which we receive about central pain, with answers as best we can supply them. The field is changing so rapidly that continual updating is necessary to try to obtain the most accurate information. This is not intended as medical advice, but is for educational purposes only.
Philanthropy is getting more intelligent, thanks to one of the Microsoft founders, George Allen.
Pain disparagement has proven elusive to measure objectively, since it is essentially a subjective experience. The question continues of whether we can rise out of the opinion pieces into rational science.
Having longed for objective evaluation of pain, it is more than pleasing to see that the English are doing something about it. Someone call off the placebo dogs and bring on some help.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. What does time mean about central pain?
The gladiators used to say to Caesar, “Those who are about to die salute you”. Cheery, huh. We reverse the phrase to give another salute. Not every article here has to make sense, as we attempt to explain.
Cold is as hot a topic in burning pain as anything right now. Pun intended.
So far, we have not encountered a single person with Central Pain who has not been immersed in lame advice and thinly disguised skepticism or scorn. We do not intend to side with the Job’s Comforters of this world.