Pain has long been an unidentifiable and not well understood science to researchers around the world. Medical experts have long relied on subjective methods to identify where pain is located as well as how much pain a patient is experiencing. Now, recent studies are bringing scientists closer to understanding pain.
According to the article, “PET scans and saxitoxin allow researchers to ‘see’ pain,” on Medical News Today, in a study published by the Journal of the American Chemical Society, “the scientists claim they have developed a new technique that could result in better ways to relieve pain and monitor healing. It may also help doctors pinpoint the exact location of pain.” The personal injury attorneys at Malman Law are welcoming to these techniques that can help patients to heal accurately when being treated by medical facilities.
According to the study, the scientists were able to “see” pain through the body using PET imaging through tracking a protein called a sodium channel, a protein that has previously been linked with pain, and saxitoxin molecules.
While this method is not yet being used by medical facilities, it does bring hope that “pain” can be objectively identified in the future.
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