Insufficient endogenous analgesia is reported in human patients with various types of chronic pain.3,10,13,22,25,29 Endogenous analgesia in humans can be evaluated by measuring conditioned pain modulation.41 In experimental animals, conditioned pain modulation is assessed based on noxious stimuli-induced analgesia (NSIA).28 The noxious stimulus in NSIA is a subcutaneous injection of capsaicin, and the resulting endogenous […]
Operant learning may provide additional benefits compared with energy conservation in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.
Operant Learning May Provide More Benefits Than Energy Conservation in Fibromyalgia
Orginally Published At: Musculoskeletal Pain
Plantar heel pain is a foot condition commonly treated by healthcare providers16. Subjects with this condition report insidious sharp pain under the plantar surface of the heel, usually spreading from the medial border of the plantar fascia to its insertion at the medial tuberosity of the calcaneus1. The pain increases in the morning with the […]
Three years ago, a reader asked a question about Epsom salts baths and hangovers, and I promised here that I would eventually address that sub-topic in an update to my huge article about Epsom salts. Recently I finally did that… and I wrote back to her to let her know. Three years after she asked. […]
Going to have to produce my own version of this. This one is by “unmutedlark” on Tumblr. Remember, although the nature of sore spots in muscle is still amazingly unclear, muscle tissue is definitely sensitive (see Graven-Nielsen et al), and can be a potent source of nociceptive pain (pain originating from noxious stimuli). A few internal tissues […]