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People on long term opioid therapy are ‘irrational’ and unable to engage in shared decision making, according to Dr Mark Sullivan

In my many years working as a patient advocate, in the area of chronic pain, I have seen and heard a lot of…garbage.  People talk a lot of garbage, and pain science seems to attract a lot of garbage science.  And yes, garbage scientists. It… Read More »People on long term opioid therapy are ‘irrational’ and unable to engage in shared decision making, according to Dr Mark Sullivan

What is Central Sensitisation?

Central sensitization is a process that occurs in the central nervous system (CNS) in response to chronic or persistent pain. It is characterized by an increased sensitivity to pain, a decrease in the threshold for pain, and an increased spread of pain to areas that were not previously affected.

What is Chronic Primary Pain?

Chronic primary pain, also known as idiopathic pain, is a type of pain that is not caused by an underlying condition or injury. It is considered “primary” because it is the main condition or injury causing the pain, rather than a complication or side effect of another condition or injury.

What is Chronic Secondary Pain?

Chronic secondary pain is a type of pain that is the result of an underlying condition or injury. It is considered “secondary” because it is not the primary condition or injury causing the pain, but rather a symptom or complication of a disease or injury

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Definition of Pain

Pain is a complex and subjective experience that is the body’s response to harmful stimuli. It is a warning system that alerts the body to potential injury or damage, and it can vary greatly in intensity, duration, and quality.