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Pain loops, syndromes and an over protective brain


How many definitions for chronic pain can there be? It doesn’t stop and I have to be really honest here, it all sounds like hogwash for a person who was unstoppable and prior to her injury had the stamina of a bull (as a friend once described me).

I struggle with the explanation that my brain is protecting me… It makes no sense that my mind would want Soula to be like this, why it doesn’t stick to the occasional low pain levels if it recognises them, and above all, if my brain is so damn smart why is it stuck in pain land since 2007!!!!!! Can we please get on with life brain.. can you please just get over it?

Rant over…

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Definitions of pain

What is Pudendal Neuralgia (PN)?
Most simply put PN is Carpal Tunnel in the pelvis/buttocks. Compression of the Pudendal Nerve occurs after trauma to the pelvis and is aggravated with pressure. The pain is often described as a toothache like pain, with spasms, sensations of tingling, numbness, or burning. It can be very debilitating.

What is Neuropathic pain?
Neuropathic pain is the result of an injury or malfunction in the peripheral or central nervous system. The pain is often triggered by an injury, but this injury may or may not involve actual damage to the nervous system. More…

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