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Has anyone been diagnosed with Central Sensitization? If so I’d like to discuss.
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Has anyone been successful in desensitizing a wound? @gailfaith
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@gailfaith I have not heard of wound desensitization before your post. Searching the internet, I found this article
Is this the type of physio exercises you're talking about? Has it been recommended to you?
Yes, this is what I am referring to and yes my DPT recommended it and he was surprised no doctor recommended it. I went on line and found a great demo but using the address given does not always get you to the right article. The address is askdrJo.com. Dr Jo is a female therapist. I started dong it using the cotton ball and rough towel as she demo-ed, and a few other misc. textured things around the house, I'm sure you have to keep it up for a while before you see any benefit to doing it. @gailfaith
I like Dr. Jo's videos and followed her stretching recommendations for plantar fasciitis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PeVmTMdWhk (Gail you'll like it because she includes her dog).
I think this is the video that you are referring to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_ScGu_IjG8
I assume that you are experiencing pain after your scooter accident that you wish to desensitize. Please let us know if these exercises helped you.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. But, the label "pain sensitization" or "central sensitization" is basically hocus-pocus. I have astrology books with more evidence. A few years ago, some researchers cooked up the theory that unexplained pain must be the patient's doing, somehow. Not only does this theory seek to lay the blame squarely on the patient's shoulders, it is also designed to facilitate referral of these patients to "pain management" patient mills, which seek only to perpetuate the patient's dependence on prescriptions and treatments – filling the coffers of the "pain management" corporation without ever intending to help the patient obtain resolution and independence. This is supported by the fact that the US government is currently launching a huge investigation of these "pain management" corporations, charging fraud and endangerment to the public.
The label "pain sensitization" or "central pain sensitization" is just another fad conjured up by researchers and pharmaceutical companies to make money. Nothing more. If you have been experiencing unexplained pain and hear the words "Fibromyalgia", "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", etc. – you are in good company. I wouldn't be surprised if more than 30% of Americans experiencing chronic pain are currently being labeled with this fad nonsense. All I hear is the "cha-ching" of the pharmaceutical companies' pocketbooks. Your family doctor or internal medicine doctor is usually too overwhelmed and frustrated with their schedule to get more involved in any problem that is going to require more than 1-2 visits per year. It's just been found to be unprofitable for their business model, you see. Most doctors nowadays prefer just to hand out prescriptions and see patients once or twice a year for minor ailments. Their insurance relations and CPAs prefer this business method.
There is no such thing as "pain sensitization". You are not to blame for your pain. They just can't figure out what is causing your pain. It's not your fault. It is one of the biggest failures of our healthcare system. I advise you to help yourself by joining a club, church, or community group. Try to get more fresh air and exercise. Be of service to others. It will likely help you more than all of the prescriptions in the world.
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Amusing, true grit, you obviously don’t have a chronic pain disorder or you would realize “true grit” just doesn’t work and display more empathy. It’s true that “ pain management” is a feeble specialty but that does not diminish the suffering of people experiencing chronic pain for a variety of reasons, some more easily diagnosed than others.
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I'm suffering unbearable chronic pain ..I can't take it anymore the pain center I go to has changed and reduced my pain meds and its not touching my pain ..this pain is going to kill..PLEASE HELP US ALL..
I wish I could exercise but it hurt so bad I can't do anything even laying down I hurt 24/7 it the worst pain
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My therapist and exercise trainer keep telling me it’s not as bad as I make out. They call it discomfort. Discomfort my whatever. I’ll admit I don’t know much but I know pain when I feel it.
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I feel deep empathy for you….unfortunately many of us suffering unbearable pain are at the mercy of these practitioners fixated on these tenets that we can just breathe our way through it, talk our way out of it, restore ourselves with our will and it breaks my heart to hear yet another is falling through. Pain and suffering doesn’t have to exist. Unfortunately, we are being subjected to pain and SUFFERING the consequences of a single-minded approach. This is not on you!!
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I wish, I could help you, since I know, what you go thru. But try to go to a different doctor or pain management group. We all are thinking of you! Do not give up!
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Fortunately pain and suffering are different.
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Hang in there.
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Is there a connection between central sensitization and autoimmune diseases? Can one trigger the other? Thanks!
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Hi @nataliereeves74 and @mblbirch,
I've moved your messages to the Brain & Nervous System group for two reasons:
1) To help connect you with others who've shared their experiences with Central Sensitization.
If you click on VIEW & REPLY in your email notification, you will see the whole discussion and can join in and participate with other members wherever you feel comfortable.
2) According to the Institute for Chronic Pain or ICP, "Central sensitization is a condition of the nervous system that is associated with the development and maintenance of chronic pain." http://www.instituteforchronicpain.org/understanding-chronic-pain/what-is-chronic-pain/central-sensitization
With regard to the link between this disorder and autoimmune conditions, you might also be interested in reading this published study:
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