Chronic Pain, Creative Writing, Inspiration, My Story, Sacroiliac Joint

The thing I was most embarrassed to write about

Technically, I suppose it's bad form to brag about how much traffic you've been getting on your blog. However, I feel like it's a little different when a positive message comes with the bragging, so I wanted to share some of my updates with you all. I've come so far from where I was when… Continue reading The thing I was most embarrassed to write about

Central Sensitization, Chronic Pain, Interesting Articles, Pain Neurophysiology Education, Pain Science, psychology, Treatment Approaches

Too much of a good thing: when people don’t really *get* pain science

I wanted to share a really important post with you all this morning, from the author of Chronically Undiagnosed. She's a therapist who is dealing with chronic illness.  Recently, she wrote about her experience attending a chronic pain support group that incorporated some of the theories of modern pain science... but did so very badly.… Continue reading Too much of a good thing: when people don’t really *get* pain science

Chronic Pain

My very first interview: The Capable Body Podcast!

Hi everyone! One of my goals for 2017, and continuing on into 2018, was to say "yes" to any opportunities that came my way to grow my blog.  So, when my friend Matt Villegas asked to interview me for The Capable Body Podcast, I said yes! In this interview, I tell the story of how my… Continue reading My very first interview: The Capable Body Podcast!

Nervous System, Pain Neurophysiology Education, Pain Science, Quotes

The story of my wrist, and the pot of boiling water (Finally, my own pain science metaphor!).

Using metaphors to explain how pain works One of the original reasons I started this blog was to get the word out about the various pain scientists and educators whose work has touched my life (including, but not limited to, Neil Pearson and Lorimer Moseley). From them, I've learned that pain isn't here to make… Continue reading The story of my wrist, and the pot of boiling water (Finally, my own pain science metaphor!).

Central Sensitization, Chronic Pain, Nervous System, Pain Science

Pain is like Memory: Dr. Jay Joshi on Central Sensitization

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJsuZFteWHI Okay.  I've really been looking forward to publishing this post. Here, we're revisiting the same great talk by pain physician Dr. Jay Joshi.  In my last post, I outlined what Dr. Joshi says are the four main categories of pain. Central sensitization is the type that is, unfortunately, the least understood.  And it's also… Continue reading Pain is like Memory: Dr. Jay Joshi on Central Sensitization