How Pain Changes the Brain

Creation of pain

Haiku-Heights Prompt, CREATION

 works silently in the brain

while the body screams

Whether or not you have chronic pain the article in the on-line magazine I’ve “bolded in red” below will be of interest.  Brain research is beginning to reveal important information for us all.

New Issue of Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE is now available online and in print

The Sep/Oct 2012 issue includes the following feature stories:

* COVER STORY: The IOM Report that is Changing Your LIfe: Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education and Research

* What Latest Imaging Technology Reveals about How Chronic Pain Changes the Brain

* Pain Tracking–Self-Management Tools to Help You Know Your Progress

* Pet Therapy to Melt Your Pain  (Max recommends this article although he’s a bit disappointed it’s about a bunny)

* September is Pain Awareness Month – Upcoming TrueHelp Disability Web Expo

The mission of the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA) is to build a united patient and medical community to create a strong voice and organizational base to educate and execute advocacy programs regarding access to care, scientific research, diagnosis and treatment for people with fibromyalgia and overlapping conditions. On our website you can find: support groups around the world, information about overlapping conditions, research, archived newsletters and press releases, and support.

National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association

31 Federal Avenue
Logan, UT 84321

Phone: 801.200.3627

13 thoughts on “How Pain Changes the Brain

  1. Beautiful images! I have fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Why isn’t massage of the body, face, head and neck considered to be a real treatment for pain and anxiety associated with it? I just wanted to throw that out there. I know far infra-redmsaunas help, but they aren’t covered either. There are some serious problems with traditional medicine, which is why I opt for more holistic modalities, but always out of my own pocket! Beyondmall that questioning, I wish tomthrow out good positive energy and appreciation for this helpful blog.


    • Rebecca! Fibro AND rheumatoid arthritis – my heart goes out to you.

      I absolutely agree with you. What is considered to be REAL treatment is either cutting you open or altering your brain with pills. Other modalities, like massage et al., are often best. However, the pharmaceutical industry has the big bucks and they lobby to keep it that way.

      And thank you for the words of appreciation. That meant a lot to me.


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