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thematrix777 Patient Expert

North Las Vegas, Nevada
I am disabled with RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) for several years now. It is a relatively... Full Bio
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5 People Voted for thematrix777 for the PHBA 2008!

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Comments: she is great she a good person thanks

Because she just said a crucial statement showing that patients should be listened to when they speak!


The first evidence doesn't come from what a patient says... Just imagine how meaningless a patient becomes if what he or she says is not taken seriously.


Many cancer patients get diagnosed long long time after the patient says "something is surely wrong with me" . Nobody listens seriously until 2 years later a humongous cancer gets detected.


You can imagine : things that aren't visible with the eye therefore are not there? 


Sounds ridiculous? Then read what thematrix777 found out:


People didn't believe these patients. This is the first proof that there is a biological underpinning for the condition.


In Wednesday's issue of the journal Neuron, researchers reported using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to look for the differences in the brains of 22 normal subjects and 22 subjects with a chronic pain condition called complex region pain syndrome.

The brains of chronic pain patients showed changes in the brain's white matter, the cable-like network of fibres that deliver messages between neurons.

"This is the first evidence of brain abnormality in these patients," said the study's lead investigator, Vania Apkarian, a professor of physiology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.




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