Author Topic: CHRONIC PAIN  (Read 1267 times)

Ryan Ryder

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« on: August 30, 2015, 07:22:28 PM »

Dr. Russell S. Schierling

Destroying Chronic Pain (Blog)

For years neuro-scientists have known that Chronic Pain can cause brain atrophy (shrinkage) that is indistinguishable from Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia. More recently The Journal of Neuroscience reported that

“The longer the individual has had Fibromyalgia, the greater the gray matter loss, with each year of fibromyalgia being equivalent to 9.5 times the loss in normal aging.”   McGill University Centre for Research

Think about this for a moment. Every single year you live with Fibromyalgia (or other Chronic Pain Syndromes) is the equivalent of nearly 10 times the brain loss seen in the normal aging process. Re-read this paragraph until the urgency of your situation sinks in!

Although there are several types of pain, and Chronic Pain can get extremely complex; we are going to try and keep this simple.  For our purposes, there are two types of Chronic Pain.  It has to do with where the pain comes from.  Chronic Pain originates in one of the two following areas

Central Nervous System
The Body