It hurts. It’s in my genes.

“Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease." - William Osler On the Educational Value of the Medical Society, In Aequanimitas, p.331 As we know there have been any number of chronic pain … [Read more...]

Genetic predisposition to chronic pain

Tim Vaughan pretty much suggested that we comment on this paper which concerns a mouse study in which the scientists inflicted a neural injury and looked at a specific genetic marker in the mice who did and didn't develop chronic symptoms consistent with pain. They also looked at the marker in post-surgical humans who developed chronic pain and … [Read more...]