I Do That Too: No, You Don't!

To have CP is to have to listen to amateur neurologists, who hear the vocabulary and translate every word into the familiar. You would think the entire world has central pain. Not hardly. If it did, the world would stop functioning. Claiming empathy, without actually having any, makes the whole situation worse.

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The Frightening Spectre of Brain Injury in Cervical CP

It isn’t too hard to identify those with cervical injury (anywhere from C1 to C7) on the central pain survey at this site. They typically include symptoms which traditionally have been discussed under brain damage. High cervical injury apparently tends to injure brain far more frequently than is recognized. Questioned carefully, at least fifty percent of those with cervical injury and central pain also display some of the symptoms of subtle brain injury. The real incidence may be one hundred percent, since working memory loss is virtually universal.

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