Things have been a little slow lately in pain research, but two areas deserve mention.
What determines frame of reference in thought processing?
Note: Because this article addresses one of the questions spinal cord injured people ask about gender identity, it is not for the squeamish, and somewhat graphic medically, so it is not recommended reading for children.
PET scan results raise many questions about pain.
Admittedly, botanopharmacology reflects desperation to find a pain cure, but given the natural origin of most effective drugs, it is nevertheless a respectable approach.
You have heard of those born with pain indifference. New work suggests they may have a defective Nav 1.7 sodium channel
Medicine is full of surprises. Here is one of the latest.
If there is nothing in the experience of ordinary people by which they could ever understand Central Pain, how could the sufferer ever make it plain?
Another boost for mankind from the humble laboratory mouse.
A commentary on the loss of grounding in pain states.
One of the concerns at painonline is that those most severely afflicted are too sick to write and are therefore underrepresented in the comments. Alan Hess’s original article has been extremely popular and here he updates the ongoing struggle for endurance. Our thanks to Alan for the effort to compose this. Many of you will relate to his description.