The Long History of Discrimination in Pain Medicine


Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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3 Responses

  1. Avatar Kimmi says:

    Pain is a Problem in medicine.
    Literally, people have different scales for pain. You say it’s 5, I say it’s 8, and we’re both experiencing the same pain. This is actually rather normal for self-report anything, but with pain, it’s often your only way to diagnose.

    And that’s because the medical research into pain has been handicapped. (I also assert without any special research today that it is more susceptible to placebo effect).Report

    • Avatar Damon in reply to Kimmi says:

      No only that, but since the Feds regulate the market, they keep a close eye on people and doctors, so much so that doctors are very wary.

      And let’s not forget big pharma’s role is creating this whole mess.Report

  2. Pain in very interesting.


    It’s foundational and everything follows from it, but we don’t really understand its basic nature at all.Report