Pain Treatment News
Music, health and analgesia by Dr. Carme Batet
Patients who are in situations of significant stress, chronic pain or pathologies such as fibromyalgia, their own inhibitory pathway does not work properly, the internal mechanism to treat these stress situations does not work. In a normal situation, the brain, when it receives some stimulus that produces pain, acts activating the descending inhibitory route, activates the endogenous opioid system, the noradrenergic route to balance this information, but in cases like the ones mentioned, this endogenous response not respond.
It has been proven that music acts on the limbic system, make sensorial and motor connections, stimulate the dopaminergic system, helps to stimulate the attention and emotion paths and, as a consequence, can rearrange the endogenous descending system. The music acts optimizing our own neuronal mechanisms, helps in some diseases that have damaged the central nervous system and helps us to recover in the case of interventions.