PAIN - From Descartes to 2018

Pain Science 1:04:48
PAIN - From Descartes to 2018

Pain problems are rising fast in the population. Why are we having more pain than ever before. In addition our profession is changing faster than ever. Let Svein Kristiansen take you on a tour trough history - the history of pain and pain treatment.


Musculoskeletal problems are on a rise and we feel more pain today than ever before. In this presentation, manual therapist Lars Kristiansen looks back in time to see how the way we understand pain has changed. The lecture also consists of topics like neurophysiology, pain subgrouping and treatment.



In the first part of this presentation, Svein takes us on a historical trip back in time. He starts by looking at Descartes ideas of dualism and pain pathways before moving towards more modern concepts like the gate control theory and the brain’s influence on pain.



Are we in more pain these days than we were 500 years ago? Is the society influencing our experience of pain? And what is the difference between pain threshold and pain tolerance? These are just some of the many interesting questions asked in this part of the lecture.


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