Knights of the Pain Table

A Camelot for Sufferers of Chronic Pain

Patients with Chronic Pain Are Not Receiving Adequate Relief

| July 24, 2010

Chronic Pain Deborah Mitchell on EmaxHealth wrote an interesting article concerning chronic pain patients and how effectively they are treated.  The research suggests that many chronic pain patients are not given adequate pain relief in our present medical systems.  For those who have experienced chronic pain, this news confirms their experiences. Pain Management expert Kathryn […]

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day May 12 An Invisible Force of Pain

| May 12, 2010

Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month A silent invisible force may pierce the body, mind and heart.   Like an arrow it is swift.   Like a sword it can cause death. Since others may not see this Dark Knyght,  “Pain”,  it is a battle often fought mostly alone.   Many will doubt this horrid battle, as they cannot […]

Dark Sanctuary in the Valley Of The Pain – Each Tree is a Part of Sadness

| January 22, 2010

Dark Sanctuary for a Knight I step forward in the Valley of the Pain.   I hath walked many weeks of late in this darkened land.    My friend of olde, Paine doth lead me through, walking hand in hand. There is fire in the lake, as my eyes doth see, and daggers in the […]

The Knight’s Journal – Medical News Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain and Stomach Cancer

| January 8, 2010

The Knight’s Journal E 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 […]

Self-Compassion Preferable to Self-Esteem Mark Leary of Duke University Explains

| January 5, 2010

Self-Compassion Self-compassion is extending compassion towards one’s self in times of hurt, failure, pain or suffering.   It differs from self-esteem, which involves a person’s overall evaluation or appraisal of his/her own worth.    In times of crisis, which benefits us the most? Mark R. Leary, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University, NC, […]

Deep Brain Stimulation Relieves Severe Chronic Pain – Mr. Nik Patel – New Operation

| December 10, 2009

Chronic Pain For those of us who have severe chronic pain, suffering becomes a way of life.    So it is so elating to hear a story about someone who has found some relief with a new type of treatment. The Daily Mail Online in the UK,    interviewed a young man, Gary Hodder, who was […]

Chronic Pain Helped with Drug Combination Therapy

| October 13, 2009

Chronic Pain Study A study by Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, found that taking two commonly-prescribed drugs together offers greater relief for chronic pain. Ian Gilron, director of Clinical Pain Research for Queen’s Departments of Anesthesiology, and Pharmacology & Toxicology and anaesthesiologist at Kingston General Hospital, was excited to see that the effect of […]