Fibro - "Amplified Pain" and Surgery
Someone forgot to remove the old markers on the Map of the Body in the Brain.
Date: 8/17/2020 3:46:10 PM ( 23 mon ) ... viewed 581 times
Yes, they says that Fibromyalgia ["Fibro"] "Is a disease of Amplified Pain"
- but what does that mean, and how do we experience it?
How do we KNOW? There is not much to go on when comparing your pain to mine. It is widely assumed that we all experience pain, and other sensations, the same as everyone else, or within a narrow range of intensities.For most people, it does work that way.
For Fibromyalgia patients, it is a cruel farce that some people will deny the reality of amplified pain.
For medical science, it would be a travesty to deny that there is such a thing as amplified pain because "pain is always, and only, in the BRAIN". The pain signal can be amplified at any one of the nerve beginnings or endings, or even along the way as the signal travels along nerves to the brain.
When the alarm goes off in our head, it has come from, for example, the toe you dropped that large hammer on.The signal from your toe goes to your brain, where it is directed to a "Map of the Body"that exists in the brain, and then the pain signal goes to that map exactly where the pain came from. [a pain signal is as much about 'where' as intensity].
When the site of concern is marked on the map, other parts of the brain go to work to produce a "noxious sensation, an unpleasant feeling" that FEELS LIKE it is coming from the site of concern, your toe where you dropped that large hammer. But it isn't.
That pain your are feeling isn't coming from your toe, it jsut feels like it.
Knowing how Amplified Pain works can help us understand how the pain system works, and what can go wrong.
I had hernia surgery on Friday. Think - "amplified pain", lol.
That is an immediate concern, but the long term worry for Fibros is that when a pain is intense, it seems to be able to linger forever. It is like somebody forgot to remove the pins in the Map of the Brain after that injury healed. [hey, good one Karlin]
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