Introduction to this site about chronic pain.
On this site a number of chapters are placed about investigations and hypothesis develooped in the period of 1981-1986. Because of various circumstances these investigations partly have not been published yet.
Those are the private opinions of the author of this site, partly tested by means of investigation and partly rendered as theoretical hypothesis.
The differences between the articles are clealy indicated.
The sequence of publishing has no relation to the investigation sequence or to the investigation plan.
First thosse articles are rendered of which can be expected that publication on the internet will reach the target group better than by means of the traditional physical media.
How did the underlying ideas develop in the period of 1975-1981, the start of the actual investigations?
It started with Hansen and Schliack's textbook. In this book there ws a reference to the investigation by Baumann and Uckert (1954). IT was found that spots with chronic pain had a lower skin temperature than their surroundings. Objectively and measurably. Via orthosympathic sensation and sensitisation of the spinal marrow this led to the then called “Südeckse Dystrophy”, also called “Sympathic reflex dystrophy”.
Was there a connection then?
In all four cases: pain, skin temperature, sensitisation and sympathic reflexes prostaglandins could and can play a role.
In 1977 prostaglandins were described by Hoorobin and Manku as substances that can play a crucial role in a measuring and regulation technical situation in the body.
Those situations may occur at the origin of Dystrophy(Now called CRPS).
In the first place prostaglandins were discovered in liquid of the prostate gland and play an important role in the function of the genital organs.
Combined with a clinical lesson by gynaecologist Professor Kloosterman (1966) about äbdominal wall pain”that was the reason to plan a number of investigations(in consultation with him) that did not by coincidence cover the whole gynaecological domain.
Two investigations have only recently been published in 2013 and two in 2014.
Veen PHE van der, Martens EP. Viscerocutaneous reflexes with abdominal wall pain: A study conducted in 1981 on pregnant women from a general practice. Thermography international. 2013;23(2): 56-63
Veen PHE van der. Viscero-cutaneous reflexes in relation to abdominal and pelvic pain. A study from 1982 in females with IUD insertions. Thermography international. 2013;23(3): 87-92
Veen PHE van der. Infrared thermography for pain influenced by a Xanthine derivative: An attempt to assess chronic pain objectively.
Thermology international Vol 24 (2014), No. 2: 39-48
Abdominal Wall Pain:
Veen PHE van der. Effects of Placebo Measured by Infrared Thermography.
Thermology international 2014, 24(4) 157-165
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