Knights of the Pain Table

A Camelot for Sufferers of Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain Study Shows Disruption of Attention and Working Memory

| September 23, 2007

From the Departments of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine and Psychiatry, University of Alberta; and Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, a study found that during task performance, chronic pain affected a specific cognitive mechanism, the maintenance of the memory trace of subjects.  It also reported that the cognitive function was not […]

2007 APF Pain and Creativity Exhibit – Deadline Sept 20th so Hurry to Submit

| September 19, 2007

2007 APF Pain and Creativity Exhibit – Deadline Sept 20th so Hurry to Submit Your impressions of Pain.  You can Paint, Video, Write, Sculpt your creation.  The American Pain Foundation (APF), in collaboration with The HealthCentral Network, are collaborating on this event at  The “2007 APF Pain and Creativity Exhibit” will then have finalists […]

King Arthur to Announce Thrilling News on Thursday

| August 22, 2007

Come ye Come all – Come to hear King Arthur’s proclamation to the whole Kingdom tomorrow.  The trumpets will sound and the Knights of the Pain Table will celebrate to be part of this amazing announcement. This week hath forged smiles in the armour of the Knights.  Tonight the Kingdom of Camelot daunceth to herald […]

New Way to Treat Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO), a Possible Migraine Cause

| August 21, 2007

A patent foramen ovale, or PFO, is an opening between the upper two chambers of the heart that have failed to close after birth. This congenital defect is also known as “hole in the heart” and affects about 25 percent of the population.  If this occurs, when pressure is created inside the chest, a flap […]

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. […]

A Fiddler of Peace for Thee

| August 11, 2007

A Fiddler for Thee Knights Bring forth the fiddle and dance my Knights without thy armour.  The moon shines bright and thy Black Knight shall rest upon the shore.   A swirling fiddler in white began to play and it was as if the Knights remembered how it was before the pain. They looked at one […]

Vitamin D May Help Patients with Pain

| August 8, 2007

Research suggests that Vitamin D may provide protection from osteoporosis, hypertension, cancer and several autoimmune diseases.  In addition a study shows that patients with low-back pain that were Vitamin D deficient, were able to reduce their pain after supplementing with Vitamin D each day.  Recent studies show that lack of vitamin D prevents your body […]