Pain Science

The Forecast Is In; My Knee Is Telling Me It’s Going To Rain Tomorrow

The forecast is in; it’s going to rain tomorrow. No, I didn’t hear this from the weather person, I heard this from five of my patients that have been dealing with either joint related pain, persistent symptoms, or have had a prior history of surgery. Each one of them has informed me that their symptoms …

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If it Hurts THIS Bad, I Must be REALLY Messed Up!

We have all had this type of patient walk in our clinic doors before. If you’re anything like me, it happens on the regular. Let’s call him Mike. He is in his mid forties, a little bit larger in stature, and consistently talks about the “good ole days”. As he begins his history, he does …

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OUCHY….Ouch….Oooh…OK….Ahhh: From Boiling to Chilling in under a minute

Ok, you got me… I admit it. I’m a complete and total nerd. With that, one of my favorite things to do is sit around and philosophize, reflectively think, and find ways to conceptualize complex topics in the form of simple stories and analogies. More often than not, this occurs in relation to consciousness, human …

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10 Steps to “Pain Sciencing” With Success

Figuring out where “Pain Science” fits into practice is not always easy….. “Pain Science” has become quite the popular topic in the last several years with the publication of Explain Pain, Aches and Pains, and The Sensitive Nervous System as well as the gradual move away from the postural structural biomechanical model to a more all-encompassing biopsychosocial model as …

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