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Study of the week! Neuron Memory Key to Improving Chronic Pain, New study Suggests

February 17, 2012

Neuron Memory Key to Taming Chronic Pain, New

Research Suggests

Science Daily Back Pain

Science Daily Back Pain

There is no worse pain than chronic pain. According to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies  116 million American suffer from American pain with very little hope to ever  recover  but with lots of hope that pain symptoms will improve becoming more manageable and increasing quality of life.

Chronic Pain is one of the most feared conditions and it affects millions of people worldwide every year. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine  Chronic Pain is defined as:  While acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in the nervous system to alert you to possible injury and the need to take care of yourself, chronic pain is different. Chronic pain persists. Pain signals keep firing in the nervous system for weeks, months, even years

That is why when I was doing research and find the best study for you I found this interesting approach that involves neuronal activity and memory to manage chronic pain.

Neuron Memory Key to Improving Chronic Pain ScienceDaily (Feb. 13, 2012) —Whether the pain is caused by arthritic joints, an injury to a nerve or a disease like fibromyalgia, research now suggests there are new solutions for those who suffer from chronic pain click here to keep reading 

We all know the industry of Pain Killers and the controversies associated of taking pain killers vs not taking them. In my oinion although they are strictly necessary in some acute cases there are many that pain killers med should never be taken. In this regard besides the pain killer meds There are many alternative therapies to treating chronic pain. However according to medicine nothing can cure chronic pain completely but it can help alleviate symptoms in some cases. Among those treatments are Physical therapy, Physical exercise, Massage, Stretching and even Acupuncture

In the latest study comparing the benefits of adding massage to usual care for lower back pain, researchers report that massage improved pain symptoms and allowed patients to function better than those who didn’t get massage. Read more here 

When I see clients and they report they experience some pain I always suggest a different thinking: People tend to not move when something hurts and I tell them that they need to move in a different way but never stop moving since muscle and jpint atrophy can accelerate pain and increase even worse symptoms.

Here I am proposing an exercise to help you with upper, lower back and neck pain.

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