Many people suffer from chronic pain and rely on pain medication that is both addictive and have many dangerous side effects. There is hope with the news of a new pain medicine that is non-addictive and no apparent side effects.
“When a patient is given an opiate like morphine, pain signals are still transmitted from sensory nerves to the central nervous system. Morphine action throughout the brain reduces and alters pain perception, but it also impairs judgement and results in drug dependence,” explains Halegoua, also director of the Center for Nervous System Disorders at Stony Brook University. “With drugs targeting the PN1/Nav1.7 sodium ion channel, the pain signals would not be transmitted, even by the sensory nerves. And since the central nervous system is taken out of the equation, there would be no side effects and no addictive qualities.”
This could be a huge breakthrough.
Pain takes a terrible toll on your brain so anything we can do to improve the health of our brain is encouraged.