The bacteria pain link is begging for research and public awareness. Bacterial infections are well known to cause pain, and microbes of all kinds have been increasingly linked to a whole host of neurological disorders, as our brains are literally shaped by the bacteria in our digestive tracts. If someone has written a book on bacteria and CRPS / RSD, why isn’t it easier to find?
“We are just starting to fully understand what goes on in a healthy gut and, even more recently, how opportunistic microorganisms in our gut – such as viruses, parasites, yeast and pathogenic bacteria – or the lack of good bacteria, are associated with many more problems than we ever thought,” writes Dr. Alejandro Junger in his recently published book Clean Gut. “Just last year, for instance, studies emerged showing a strong connection between the state of our gut’s ecosystem and cancer.”
It astounds me that in all the books out today on nutritional science, naturopathy and autoimmune diseases that more has not been written on this. Even many of the sources I checked on gut health do not even have “pain” included in their index! This section will feature whatever I could find on the subject. Be sure to also visit the Vagus Nerve Infection page.
The Neuroscience of the Gut
Robert Martone, Scientific American
Bacteria Trigger Nerve Cells to Cause Pain
National Institutes of Health
Joint Pain, From the Gut
Bacteria Can Cause Pain on Their Own
Bacteria can directly trigger nerves that sense pain
Bacteria activate sensory neurons that modulate pain and inflammation
Nature – International Weekly Journal of Science
Can bacteria use pain to tamp down the immune system?
Los Angeles Times
Link between bacteria and back pain is ‘for real’, has researchers wondering if Parkinson’s, diabetes may be tied to infections, too
Can Bacteria in Your Gut Send Messages to Your Brain?
Gut Bacteria May Cause Rheumatoid Arthritis
Beth Skwarecki, Science Mag
Bacteria Make Us Feel Pain…and Suppress Our Immune Response
Autoimmune Research Opening Up New Options for Chronic Pain Sufferers
ProHealth: A look at the vagus nerve hypothesis: CRPS, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
From CRPS to Fibromyalgia to CFS/ME: Neuroinflammation Model
Health Rising: Autoimmunity & infection of the vagus nerve
Can Vagus Nerve Stimulation Decrease Inflammation & Reduce Inflammatory Pain in Some Chronic Pain Patients?
by Sabina Walker, Pain Matters
Educate Your Immune System
New York Times: Importance of microbial diversity in sculpting the immune system & preventing hyperactivity typical of autoimmune disorders