The Knight’s Journal
Medieval Messenger from the Dark Times
Fibromyalgia Does not seem to be a Rheumatologic Disease
Since the 1950’s fibromyalgia was thought to be a rheumatologic disorder because it was characterized by musculoskeletal pain similar to other rheumatologic diseases. Patients with Fibromyalgia have tender points on their body. However, studies have shown that there are no abnormalities in the tissues that are painful.
Now recent evidence seems to indicate that Fibromyalgia is a neurologic disorder of central pain processing. Patients with Fibromyalgia seem to experience pain differently and have lower pain thresholds compared others.
Chronic Pain Helped with Innovative Pain Therapy Neurostimulation
Watch this report from Beth Israel Medical Center about the procedure Neurostimulation, and how it helps those who suffer from Chronic Pain. In the video, Dr. Robert Sheu explains that Neurostimulation or Spinal Cord Stimulation is achieved by gently stimulating nerves within the spinal cord, thereby blocking the gate to painful sensory stimuli, as they are being transmitted to the brain.
A treatment like this can be daunting for any chronic pain patient, so it is wonderful to have a resource like this to be able to make an informed decision.
Watch the video “Beth Israel Offers Inside Look at Chronic Pain Therapy” by Medline Plus
Link Between Helicobacter pylori Stomach Bug & Cancer-promoting Enzyme
Helicobacter pylori, is a gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium that can inhabit various areas of the stomach and duodenum. It causes a chronic low-level inflammation of the stomach lining and is strongly linked to the development of duodenal and gastric ulcers and stomach cancer.
Researchers have now found that H. plylori seems to activate an enzyme in host cells that has been associated with several types of cancer, including gastric cancer. This enzyme seems to be involved in the survival of cancerous cells. It is an important finding.
By the Scribes of Camelot