Jun 17, 2022
"Central sensitization": is it real?
Lately we're hearing a lot about so-called "central sensitization" of the nervous system as an explanation for chronic pain. Is it real? Is it an excuse to keep people in pain away from treatments like opioids, or even to blame us for our pain? Today, Dr Andrea Trescot joins us from Jacksonville, Florida, with the 411. As past president of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, past pain fellowship director at the Universities of Florida and Washington, and now CMO of Stimwave, a wireless stimulation company, Dr Trescot takes pain pretty seriously. While she continues to see patients in Florida and Alaska, she never stops speaking and writing about pain treatment. Dr Trescot has written 150+ articles and edited three textbooks about it, and, for patients, has co-authored PainWise: A Patient’s Guide to Pain Management.