Discussion in 'Other health news and research' started by John Mac, Jul 1, 2020.
Mentions ME and CFS
This study is notable for using a variety of pain threshold tests.
I suggest that any studies on Fibromyalgia or CFS or ME should also use this more robust methodology.
I also suggest changes in pain thresholds if detected in some patients may suggest something else is going on peripherally or spinally, resulting in increased sensitivity.
I can't really see the value in papers that make judgment calls such as perceived pain. It's purely a judgment call made by an external observer, it has no basis and no place in medicine as long as we can't objectively measure pain.
Lowering it. I mean we're humans with brains, intelligence and memory. Many of us had a normal life before, we have life experience in what things do to our bodies. Physical activity lowers pain perception. That's why athletes can endure pain that normally would make them wince and stop, or how we can laugh at pain that came about in a silly or entertaining way. The opposite is completely abnormal and does not come about by magic, ghosts or cosmic dragons.
Enough of this crap. It's vague and has no basis in evidence, nothing but a cheap judgment call. This reads more like religious admonition than anything having to do with science. Whatever follows this moral judgment cannot be of any use, it is tainted by a false premise.
Let's bring back some neutrality and objectivity into medical science. Way too much judgment, opinions, beliefs, ideology and all types of unscientific influences going on, even more problematic that they are often treated as axioms, things that don't even need to be proven.
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