How Swearing Helps with Fibromyalgia Pain

By: Dr Alex Robber

Recently a new study conducted in which report is presented that fibromyalgia pain can be controllable when you are swearing. The data of this report shows that swearing helps in dealing with Pain.

Results of the Study

In NeuroReport the whole experiment was published. The Basic exercise layout of the whole experiment is that in ice cold water how long a person can keep his/her hand. In experiment the half of persons was not allowed to swear, and half of persons could say swear.

Total number of participants in this experiment is 70 both women and men are included. The selected person who allowed to swear will give them a chance to choose your word of swear and this word can be repeat as many times as they want. After the experiment It is found that those people who are swearing experience lesser pain as compared who are not swear. Participants swearing keep their hands in ice water, 42 seconds more than the other.

Common Response to Pain

Let understand this experiment with an Example. Suppose I hit my fist on a wall or accidently I hit by something and this result hurts then my Common Response would be “F**K”. and I know that everyone can agree with this example. A word came out of mouth in a shape of swearing is a reflex. Researchers believes we are living in social society and swearing is not a good idea, but it helps in manage and reduce pain.

Swearing helps in dealing with pain but researchers are still finding that how? They just noted with a generic idea that it belongs to our brain or emotions. Whenever we say a swear word, our brain will give less attention to pain and heart rate increases which leads us to feel less Pain. Previous studies also show that swearing is an evolved language which impacts the left hemisphere of our brain.

Fight or Flight Response

The team of Researchers believes that reduction in pain is responsible for the Reaction in our amygdala portion of brain. Our heart rate is increases due to the fight and flight response of amygdala neuron. Due to this pain is less focused. This theory is also backed up the study that heart rates is always increase whenever you try swearing words.

This whole study shows that you can always try swearing when facing the pain of fibromyalgia. Don’t you strong or harsh words it’s just a piece of advice, se because your reputation will be affected when you used these words in front of others. Please shared your swearing words in the comments, that will help others to reduce pain and make it more interesting. Stay Healthizes!

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Dr Alex Robber

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain and spinal cord process painful and nonpainful signals.

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