pain centers?

bmw at bmw at
Tue Mar 21 08:22:46 EST 1995

IX> In article <199503161542.AA25682 at>,
IX> jander at UNF6.CIS.UNF.EDU
IX> ("Jo
IX> hn Anderson ", CSHNL) writes:
IX> >>   I think it is also important to recognize that pain can be lack of
IX> a
IX> signal
IX> >>   that use to be there.  Phantom limb pain is a good example.
IX> >>   Ron Blue
IX> >
IX> >Is phantom limb pain necessarily due to the _lack_ of a signal?
IX> >Couldn't it also be due to the _presence_ of a signal located somewhat
IX> >in from the periphery, that is interpreted as coming from the missing
IX> >limb?
IX> >
IX> >John Anderson
IX> >
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IX> >John E. Anderson, Ph.D.                             904-448-6286
IX> (phone)
IX> >9439 San Jose Boulevard #226                   anderson at
IX> (email)
IX> >Jacksonville, Florida 32257                  jander at
IX> (email)
IX> >
IX> Excellant remark!  Yes, circles in circles with the first circle be the
IX> real arm.  Once the real arm is gone other opponent signals now are
IX> allow
IX> through resulting in the sensation of pain.  That pain message could be
IX> blocked by creating a mild pain at the stub.  The mild signal would
IX> create
IX> an opponent signal blocking the MAIN opponent signal created by the lack
IX> of an
IX> arm signal.  Ron Blue

        What of the case of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.  Would this theory
also work?

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