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Activated Glial Cells Amplify Pain

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Pain is a curious thing.  I treat people with it all the time.  Many people get better with what I do.  Others show no response. Some have pain no matter what they do, even months or years after an injury or even when no injury has occurred.  Why is that? Here is a little bit of information on what can cause pain outside of the direct causes of acute injury.

Check out this article: Pain amplification by activation of glial cells!

One of the take home parts of this article is:

According to the author, neuroinflammatory diseases of the brain, environmental factors and even the person’s own lifestyle can lead to activation of Glial Cells. Examples from the current literature are: depression, anxiety disorders and chronic stress, multiple sclerosis or Alzheimer’s and diabetes, as well as lack of exercise and poor diet. Author: “Glial cells are an important factor in ensuring the equilibrium of a person’s neuroinflammatory system.”

Here is the research paper:

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2016/11/04/science.aah5715

Originally posted 2016-11-14 17:40:43.