The goal of the researchers is to collect brain scans from many different people with varying types and levels of pain, which would then be used to build a generalized model. Once the model is developed, the scans of individual pain patients could be compared to it in order to identify the type and intensity of their pain.
Well this almost all of the info. I just thought it was cool and seems exciting to finally someday when we want to prove we're in pain we can have the proof, so awesome to me!!!
Chronic Pain Moderator
Dx-Gallstones at age 14 that caused Fibromyalgia in 1998. Chronic Pancreatitis at age 15 from Pancreatic Divisum. Fell down cement basement stairs on my bottom in 2001. Got severe migraines after the epidural from my 2nd childbirth in 2002. Was rear-ended by a lady doing 55mph in 2004 then 2 months later rolled my car down a hill and did even more damage to my back. Depression caused by having chronic pain. Asthma from allergies.
meds- Suboxone for pain, Cymbalta for pain and depression, Lyrica for pain and migraines, Imitrex for migraines, Ibprofen for migraines, Ventolin Albuterol inhaler for asthma. Phenergan for nausea, Seroquel for sleep.
"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." -Mother Teresa
Source: Leake, Jonathan (2009, June 7). Scientists discover way of measuring pain. TimesOnline, from http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article6446494.ece