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Afraid of Spiders? Don't Be. They May Be the Next Great Thing For Chronic Pain

Have you ever heard of the Peruvian green velvet tarantula? The poison in its bite may cure your chronic pain. 

Researchers have found that Pro-TX-11, a peptide toxin, in the venom of this tarantula may provide pain relief. The toxin binds with the pain receptor that makes you feel the pain. The prevents a pain signal from making it to your brain. 

The information obtained from this study may lead to new non addictive medications that may better relieve chronic pain. 

So while it is a still a good idea to avoid venomous spiders, maybe we should have a new respect for them. They might hold the key to eliminating your chronic pain.