Cells: Glial Cells & Pain

Posted by Christa W. on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 What are Glial cells? According to About.com “Glial cells are non-neural cells that perform “housekeeper” functions such as clearing out debris and excess materials. Glial cells support neurons by providing support and nutrition. There are several different types of glial cells: astrocytes, … Continue reading

Insulin Resistance and Chronic Pain

Posted by Christa Azbell on Friday, October 1, 2010 Almost by accident we here at RSD/CRPS Doesn’t Own Me stumbled upon a connection between Insulin Resistance and RSD/CRPS. Insulin Resistance Insulin Resistance is attached to certain medical conditions such as, Type 2 diabetes, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Hyperandrogenism, Arteriosclerosis, and Growth … Continue reading

Endocrine System: How does it effect us?

Posted by Christa Whightsel on Friday, August 6, 2010 Borrowed from http://kissafightingfish.blogspot.com/From what I have learned in the last couple years I attribute back to the Endocrine system. The major glands that make up the human endocrine system include the:Hypothalamus -The hypothalamus (pronounced: hi-po-tha-luh-mus), a collection of specialized cells that … Continue reading

A Letter to Family and Friends of RSD Angels

Posted by Christa Whightsel on Thursday, February 11, 2010 Borrowed from: http://www.rsdhope.org/letter-to-families–friends-of-crps-patients.html TO THE FAMILY’S AND FRIENDS OF RSD/CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS written by Keith Orsini 2005 (For those of you who don’t have RSD but suffer from any other form of chronic pain (CP) you could probably substitute your disease … Continue reading