Neuroscience nugget #45: Let the light in

I can recall an elderly neurologist presenting an undergraduate lecture in the early 70’s on peripheral nerve problems.  I remember it because of a comment  “somehow you guys have to let a bit of light, a bit of air into the peripheral nerves”. I have used this piece of figurative language frequently in clinical story telling, especially within the field of neurodynamics.  The nervous system is bloodthirsty – it is only about 3% of body weight yet it will consume 20% or more of the available oxygen. There is more on ischaemia in Explain Pain, but for now, here is a clinical story on letting the light in – number 45 out of  71 educational nuggets and 15 novellas from Explain Pain Supercharged.

-David

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BENDIGO 25 – 27 MAY EP | GMI – FULL

NOOSAVILLE 15 – 17 JUNE EP | GMI – FULL

CAIRNS 10-12 AUGUST EP | GMI

PERTH 7 – 9 SEPTEMBER EP | GMI

PARRAMATTA 5-7 OCTOBER EP | GMI

MELBOURNE 9 – 11 NOVEMBER EP3 | BUTLER, MOSELEY & PETER O’SULLIVAN – FULL

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