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Pain Relief October 3, 2007

Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.
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Looks like a new dawn in pain management. Most analgesics have the effects of being indiscriminate, in essence a shotgun approach to pain management.

The new research recognizes that there are two different pathways, one for the pain, the other for sensation and motion. In other words, imagine dentistry without the numbness yet you’d feel absolutely no pain at all. That’s some good stuff considering the current analgesic, lidocaine, cannot be used over a certain limit and is not 100% effective.

It involves our old friend capsaicin which is found in almost all varieties of pepper though some are stronger than others. It’s what gives the hot to those varieties like jalapeno, habanero, scotch bonnet, etc.

I remember reading about a thing called a lethe fields in R.A. Heinlein’s books. Now we’ve gone it one better, you won’t feel any pain at all if this gets developed.

Science is a beautiful thing.

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