Central Sensitization, Interesting Articles, My Story, Pain Neurophysiology Education, Pain Science, Treatment Approaches

Shedding light on central sensitization

Hi everyone!  Hope you're all having a great summer. I just wanted to let you know that I recently added a new section to my blog, to focus on central sensitization. When I began this blog in late 2012, I started out writing about the topics of chronic pain and fibromyalgia, terms which most of my… Continue reading Shedding light on central sensitization

Central Sensitization, Interesting Articles

Can music block pain signals? Music-induced analgesia

I, personally, have known for a long time that music could help reduce my pain levels.  It's just something that I always knew intuitively. Listen to music (good music, of course) --> feel better. That's why I was so intrigued when I found the following post from my friend Jo Malby on some of the… Continue reading Can music block pain signals? Music-induced analgesia

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Amy Cuddy on Personal Power, Posture, & Body Language

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks-_Mh1QhMc Here is an amazing talk, given by social psychologist Amy Cuddy, on how the way we feel about ourselves can affect our physical experience of our bodies.   I first stumbled upon it a few years ago, and every time I watch it, I find it's still relevant to my own life. Dr. Cuddy's… Continue reading Amy Cuddy on Personal Power, Posture, & Body Language

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Neil Pearson: Blending Optimism and Scientific Evidence

One of the things I really admire about Neil Pearson's approach to chronic pain treatment is his optimism about our ability to re-train our nervous systems, once they've become sensitized to pain. Chronic pain is obviously not a cheerful topic. Those of us who've struggled with it know what it's like to come home from… Continue reading Neil Pearson: Blending Optimism and Scientific Evidence

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Neil Pearson on Building Hope and Recovery

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIraNEW_gdA I know I may have mentioned this once or twice before on my blog (or in like every post), but in case you missed it: Neil Pearson's work changed my life. It all started when I met a physical therapist who had studied with Neil. This physical therapist opened my eyes to a relatively… Continue reading Neil Pearson on Building Hope and Recovery