Understanding Chronic Pain in a Lifestyle Context: The Emergence of a Whole-Person Approach
American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 04/27/2012
Hayes C et al. – An interesting hypothesis deriving from recent research is that multiple unhelpful aspects of lifestyle contribute to systemic metaflammation, which in turn spills over to sensitize the nervous system and facilitate pain–related transmission. Therefore, addressing lifestyle factors therapeutically has the potential to desensitize the nervous system and reduce pain.