Perspectives on Pain

Bacteria Pain Resources

The Neuroscience of the Gut
Robert Martone, Scientific American
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-neuroscience-of-gut/

Bacteria Trigger Nerve Cells to Cause Pain
National Institutes of Health
http://www.nih.gov/researchmatters/september2013/09092013pain.htm

Joint Pain, From the Gut
The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/01/joint-pain-from-the-gut/383772/

Bacteria Can Cause Pain on Their Own
Bacteria can directly trigger nerves that sense pain
Science News
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/bacteria-can-cause-pain-their-own

Bacteria activate sensory neurons that modulate pain and inflammation
Nature – International Weekly Journal of Science
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v501/n7465/full/nature12479.html

Can bacteria use pain to tamp down the immune system?
Los Angeles Times
http://articles.latimes.com/2013/aug/22/science/la-sci-sn-bacteria-immune-20130821

Link between bacteria and back pain is ‘for real’, has researchers wondering if Parkinson’s, diabetes may be tied to infections, too
http://life.nationalpost.com/2013/05/14/link-between-bacteria-and-back-pain-is-for-real-has-researchers-wondering-if-parkinsons-diabetes-may-be-tied-to-infections-too/

Can Bacteria in Your Gut Send Messages to Your Brain?
Science Friday
http://www.sciencefriday.com/segment/08/22/2014/can-the-bacteria-in-your-gut-send-messages-to-your-brain.html

Gut Bacteria May Cause Rheumatoid Arthritis
Beth Skwarecki, Science Mag
http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2013/11/gut-bacteria-may-cause-rheumatoid-arthritis

Bacteria Make Us Feel Pain and Suppress Our Immune Response
Science Daily
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130821132708.htm

Autoimmune Research Opening Up New Options for Chronic Pain Sufferers
ProHealth: A look at the vagus nerve hypothesis: CRPS, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
http://www.prohealth.com/fibromyalgia/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=19132

From CRPS to Fibromyalgia to CFS/ME: Neuroinflammation Model
Health Rising: Autoimmunity & infection of the vagus nerve
http://www.cortjohnson.org/blog/2013/11/09/chronic-regional-pain-syndrome-fibromyalgia-mecfs-spreading-neuroinflammation-model/

Can Vagus Nerve Stimulation Decrease Inflammation & Reduce Inflammatory Pain in Some Chronic Pain Patients?
by Sabina Walker, Pain Matters
https://painmatters.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/can-vagus-nerve-stimulation-decrease-inflammation-hence-reduce-inflammatory-pain-in-some-chronic-pain-patients/

Educate Your Immune System
New York Times: Importance of microbial diversity in sculpting the immune system & preventing hyperactivity typical of autoimmune disorders
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/05/opinion/sunday/educate-your-immune-system.html?emc=edit_th_20160605&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=26590913&_