January 22, 2020

The Unexpected Diversity of Pain

It comes in many types that each require specialized treatment, and scientists are learning to diagnose different varieties


Amber Dance with Knowable Magazine. January 2020:  

The first squeeze of my left thumb is gentle, almost reassuring. I rate it as 0 out of 100 on the pain scale.

But as a technician ramps up pressure on the custom-made thumb-squeezing device, it becomes less pleasant. I give ratings of 2, 6 … then 36. A few squeezes later, I’m at 79.

At 84, I’m glad the test is over as I put my tender thumb to my lips..... READ MORE