A Conjecture On Chronic Pain and Depression
Eventually I plan on getting to a discourse in regard to a special sort of aspect of the body. I think this will take me a year to get to, and a year to complete (this suggests I might not be fully viewing the subject scientifically yet, but I suspect the insight will hold and be very valuable). The basic idea is as follows.
Some people develop problems with pinched nerves, and they might not even know it. As an example, I did some research on shoulder problems, and in particular something called “frozen shoulder”. As I understand the cause in relation to an effective treatment isn’t so well understood.
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms typically begin gradually, worsen over time and then resolve, usually within one to three years.
I think this might be explained by a nerve problem that evolved in complexity over time.
It seems observable that the complexity of (chronic) nerve problems might arise especially in relation to gravity and walking. Some people have nerve problems that eventually extend all the way to the ground and all the way through the neck and up INTO the brain.
This complexity arises especially because sometimes the effects are peripheral, and there can be either pain in a place that is not particularly where the misalignment is happening (or there could be no pain at all).
So a person with a complex nerve problem (ie chronic and nagging) might wholly be looking in the wrong “spot” in trying to alleviate the symptoms.
Now this might not have a DIRECT effect on the brain, however, it observable with many people that it CAN have a direct and significant effect on their lifestyle and the culture they surround themselves with.
So I really suspect we can indirectly link emotional problems and specifically depression to this kind of complexity.
The suggestion is that many people might be seeing the wrong type of therapist for different symptoms, whether it be the brain or the body that is in disorder, the symptoms might effectively be not at all pointing to the problem.
It means diagnosis without understanding this complexity, would random and arbitrary (very related to how a climate change scientist would be arguing for a specific economic policy, based on their own findings, but without ever having read a book on economics).