Knights of the Pain Table

A Camelot for Sufferers of Chronic Pain

Lack of sleep linked with Reduced Brain Ability – Berkeley Neural Investigation

| November 8, 2007

Lack of Sleep Research teams at the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard Medical School have completed the first set of experiments that demonstrate that healthy people’s brains are not able to cope with normal emotional challenges when deprived of sleep.  The findings are published in the journal Current Biology. This clinical evidence suggests that […]

Depression Very Damaging to Health – Study in The Lancet led by World Health Organisation (WHO)

| October 7, 2007

Depression Suffering from depression along with another chronic disease produced significantly worse health than having one or more of the chronic diseases alone.     Depression also produces the greatest decrement in health compared with the chronic diseases.     These are the findings in a study just published in The Lancet.    Saba Moussavi of the World Health Organisation (WHO) led […]

New Treatment for Pain of Fibromyalgia

| August 15, 2007

The seizure drug Lyrica  (pregabalin), may offer extended pain relief for people with fibromyalgia. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Lyrica, the first drug to treat fibromyalgia.  Lyrica is also FDA-approved for diabetic nerve pain and nerve pain following shingles. Neuropathic pain,  is often characterized by burning, stabbing, shooting, tingling and/or shock-like sensations. […]

No Pain Bringeth a Beautiful Day

| July 27, 2007

Me thinketh that the meaning of a beautiful day is very different for someone in chronic pain than someone who is blessed with no pain. Today the beaming sun is warm and a soft breeze caresses the trees.  No doubt, the sunshine and warm weather, is wonderful and allows one to do much more in […]

Hold On

| June 13, 2007

And as the day wakes up, one of the Knights offered this prayer for those of you who are in great pain today…. Hold on   to what is good, even if it’s a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, Even if it’s a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to what […]

Long, Long Journey

| June 12, 2007

Long Long Journey by Enya  City lights shine on the harbour, night has fallen down, through the darkness and the shadow I will still go on.  Long, long journey through the darkness, long, long way to go; but what are miles across the ocean to the heart that’s coming home?  Where the road runs through […]