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Pain Around The World

Here’s an article about the prevalence of pain in New Zealand. New Zealand Article I posted it for 2 reasons. One is my friend Bronnie Thompson an OT from New Zealand is quoted. Two is it explains how big and … Continue reading

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Concepts of Pain Part 5

This is the 4th point of my ongoing series about basic concepts of pain many people don’t know or understand. Acute pain serves a useful function to help warn or protect us from danger and injury. Acute pain basically means … Continue reading

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Make a Wish

        I talk a lot about the other factors for pain and health besides the obvious physical things that we normally associate with pain and health. One model of health is the biopsychosocial model. This model basically … Continue reading

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Patient Question Friday: What Do You Do For Achilles Tendon Pain?

This question is from Tom, who visits the Valley from New York. He began having Achilles tendon pain when he came here this fall. He was walking a lot, more with more hills than he does at home. He began … Continue reading

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Concepts of Pain 4

I have been posting about some concepts of pain, that are widely understood, or at least not talked about when you have pain.  Today’s concept is #3 in this graphic. “Pain is influenced by multiple factors such as thoughts, activity, … Continue reading

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Concepts of Pain 3

The last couple of weeks I have been talking about pain and. This graphic above lists some things about pain that many people don’t know or understand. Knowledge of these concepts may help you make sense of your pain a … Continue reading

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Healthy Habits

  Found this graphic thanks to Ben Cormack today.  Most healthy habits are behaviors are not one magic bullet, but persistent, sustainable changes. Taking small steps consistently in the right direction is what makes us healthier. Unfortunately, the things that … Continue reading

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5 Exercises for Acute Lower Back Pain

Earlier this week I posted about some myths and lower back pain. Here is a link. Acute back pain is recent pain. Pain that is less than a couple months old. A takeaways I like people to understand about acute lower … Continue reading

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Patient Question Friday: Does _______ Work?

This isn’t one question I get from any particular person. Its a form of a question I get from almost every person. Does something work for my problem? The something can be a wide variety of options medications, surgery, creams … Continue reading

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Concepts of Pain

Last time I talked a bit about “pain science” Here is a graphic that talks about some of the core concepts of pain. Some of these concepts are becoming more well known in the medical world and to the average … Continue reading

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