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

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

The Four Categories of Pain– Dr. Jay Joshi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJsuZFteWHI Hi everyone! I've just discovered this awesome talk on central sensitization by pain management physician Dr. Jay Joshi.  It's totally packed with information I want to share with you all-- such as why it's so hard to get help for central sensitization, and how ketamine infusion treatments can help.  There's so much here, though, that I thought … Continue reading The Four Categories of Pain– Dr. Jay Joshi

Dr. Sean Mackey on a potential reason for chronic pain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtc2JARVpPw Hi everyone! Here's an amazing lecture from Dr. Sean Mackey of Stanford University on the various potential causes of fibromyalgia. On my blog, I tend to focus on the factor that I know has played the largest role most directly in my own life-- central sensitization.  The idea that central nervous system can become … Continue reading Dr. Sean Mackey on a potential reason for chronic pain

The doctor who *almost* helped me (How I developed central sensitization, Part 6)

Okay, so here’s the story of the time I thought I’d found the right person to help me, which of course, made it all the more disappointing when it didn’t turn out to be the case. In telling my story, I’m choosing to gloss over every little ache and pain I had; every time I … Continue reading The doctor who *almost* helped me (How I developed central sensitization, Part 6)