Dr. Harvey Finkelstein:New Research Points the Way to Better Pain Tolerance
New research which was funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council of Great Britain has discovered that a person’s perception of pain is altered by what the person who is experiencing the pain is looking at. In what some might believe is counter intuitive, the researchers saw that their subject’s tolerance for pain increased when they watched the implementation of the pain, and the closer their view of the cause of the pain, the better the tolerance. Not being able to see what was happening made the experience of pain feel worse.
Research of this kind can be very useful to pain management specialists such as Dr. Harvey Finkelstein.