Recently we saw that some people appear to be sitting ducks for chronic pain. Their brains have apparently reached a state, unbeknownst to them, where all that's needed for a chronic pain state to emerge is a triggering event such as an injury. That triggering even starts a process which changes Read more [...]
The Pain Mystery
It's an incredible thing; Americans spend up to 600 billion (billion with a B) dollars to treat pain. Almost 30% percent of people with pain have low back pain and about 25% of them have chronic low back pain.
You'd think with that many people in pain we'd be pretty far along Read more [...]
In Part II of the A Neuropsychologist Looks at ME/CFS, Dr. Lange looks at neuropsychological testing, IQ, we riff on how cognitive problems can affect how well you move, and more...See Pt. I below.
Brain Burn, Brain Drain and Low Blood Flows: A Neurologist on ‘Cognition and Chronic Fatigue Read more [...]
This overview of the CFIDS Association of America’s webinar on cognition in 2012 was produced while I was with Phoenix Rising but was never published.
We just published Dr. Lapps take on cognition and possible ways to treat it. Now, that we've got an overview of the treatment possibilities Read more [...]
New study provides further evidence that problems with sensory gating may contribute to fibromyalgia pain and other symptoms.
It’s a Jungle Out There
The key to survival in the animal world is to be able to detect threats in the environment and react appropriately. From the simplest sea Read more [...]
"This indicates a large unmet need to diagnose and treat migraine in GWI and CFS"
Could chronic fatigue syndrome be a form of migraine? That might not be so wacky an idea as it sounds. About ten years ago Puri and Chaudhuri suggested chronic fatigue syndrome was similar to migraine. In the last two Read more [...]
SENSORY GATING PART V – VALIDATION?
A - Sensory Gating Deficits and Neuroinflammation in ME/CFS – A Testable Hypothesis
Part I – Sensory Gating - Set out a hypothesis that, if tested, ME/CFS patients (in particular those patients that would describe themselves as the 'Wired and Tired' Read more [...]
(Exercise stress tests suggest a process that provides energy to the brain during exercise and intense mental activity may be broken and causing severe cognitive dysfunction in one group of GWS/ME/CFS patients (decreasers). A second GWS/ME/CFS group (increasers) with an intact brain lactate processing Read more [...]