If you do everything for your partner with chronic pain they’re less likely to be able to do it themselves.
A significant decider of why some manage with chronic pain and some are disabled is the way their partners respond to them.
Pain doesn’t originate at the site as most think, it’s created by the brain so we protect the area that’s in danger.
Pain scientists are reasonably agreed that pain is an unpleasant feeling in our body that makes us want to stop and change our behaviour.
Just do it.
There really is no reason to be a wallflower. Dancing could lower you pain threshold, help you make friends and even find a romantic partner.
Practice makes perfect posture?
We often think of posture as a physical thing – but our minds play a crucial part too.
‘A gran don’t come for free’
We've learned a lot about how music can help with pain and a score of other clinical problems. But with chronic pain affecting a quarter of us, it's an area that has received too little attention.
But not defunct just yet.
Yeast can produce opioid from sugar but although a proof of concept, we're still far away from production at scale.
Tension-type headaches feel like a dull or heavy, non-pulsating band of pain, usually on both sides of the head.
Nearly every second person in the world had a headache at least once in the past year. But these can feel very different, depending on which of the nearly 200 types of headache you have.
Not hard to read.
Eddy Van 3000
Pain is a subjective experience that often relies on talking to patients so it's harder to know what animals think.
Bad stats …
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Why men need to start taking care of themselves.
Your pain is in fact produced in your head and it will produce it more readily and more intensely if you have what you think is clear evidence that something is wrong.
People develop a long-term problem after an episode of back pain if they expect to not recover. Steps by the medical sector to avoid catatrophising back pain by not suggesting scans will help.
No pain no game.
It won't be long until patients like me can ward off pain using virtual reality.
We need pain to provide a contrast for pleasure.
The idea that we can achieve happiness by maximising pleasure and minimising pain is both intuitive and popular. The truth is, however, very different.
It’s not in the bones, but it might not be in the brain either.
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