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Visceral Hypersensitivity & Central Sensitivity Syndromes

Central sensitivity includes sensitivity to all forms of sensation – it’s an all-encompassing classification of sensation + pain. Sensations that are not painful to others can be painful to people with central sensitivity. They are hypersensitive to pain itself and other sensations which all can result in pain response accompaniment…

Reducing Muscle Tightness in People with Centralized Pain

A health muscle is an elastic muscle. A healthy elastic muscle has a healthy stretch reflex system. When people with central sensitivity are exposed to environmental stress (too much sound, light, touch, smell, etc.) their bodies release stress hormones called norepinephrine, adrenaline, and cortisol. Adrenaline along with norepinephrine are what…

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chemical Signature Discovered

By identifying a distinct metabolic signature in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), this new research provides a very valuable insight into the origins and causes of Chronic Fatigue syndrome and it provides bio-markers that are testable. In addition, these metabolic signatures may provide…

Recreational Therapy & Central Sensitivity

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Improving strength and flexibility does not have to be all work and no play. Learn how to get patients to pick up fun sports and hobbies that also strengthen their core, lighten their mood, and reduce their pain. Deconditioning and immobility are 2 major affects of chronic pain. Therefore, it…

Reading and Central Sensitization

Because of my impaired ability to concentrate and hold attention due to pain and fatigue, reading is a planned activity, rather than something I decide would be a great thing to do at the moment. Because I’m a scholar and write a lot, I also need to read a lot,…

Severe Central Sensitivity: What It Feels Like

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It’s impossible to really express in words what it feels like to have have severely debilitating central sensitivity. In fact, it’s impossible to fully capture any severity of central sensitivity through words alone. So, since a picture is worth a thousand words, I thought I would use images in an…

Central Sensitization & Driving

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I couldn’t pay attention to drive well enough in my teens, and I had more than one careless driving ticket around that time period. A couple years after I started driving, when the severity of my symptoms were highest, I was no longer able to drive. The major reason was…

Depression & Central Sensitization

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Happiness is knowing you are not alone in your struggles. We are out there, we understand, and we will always love you as you are. I was diagnosed with Major Depression when I was a teenager, right around the time the fatigue and pain hit me like a jack hammer….

My Workout Regimes with Central Sensitization

On August 18, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, By ,,, , With No Comments

When the worst of my symptoms kicked in back in 2000, I spent pretty much the whole day either in bed or vegging on the couch. That’s pretty much 24-hours of rest. As you can imagine, it was only a matter of time before the weight packed on (20 pounds…