Healthcare, Interesting Articles, psychology, Treatment Approaches

“Science-based” vs. “evidenced-based” medicine

Over the years, I've seen the words "evidence-based" used to justify a lot of concepts I find dubious.  (Trust me-- I saw some pretty ridiculous things during the time I worked in a mental health group home). This article from Paul Ingraham at PainScience.com in favor of moving from evidence-based to science-based medicine was music to my ears. … Continue reading “Science-based” vs. “evidenced-based” medicine

Central Sensitization, Fibromyalgia, Interesting Articles, Pain Science, Resources, Scientific Articles

Great article– The Clinical Concept of Fibromyalgia as a Changing Paradigm in the Past 20 Years

Excerpt from "The Clinical Concept of Fibromyalgia as a Changing Paradigm in the Past 20 Years" -- Maryann Fitzcharles and Muhammad Yunus "Neurophysiological studies have contributed to the acceptance of FMS as a valid condition. Demonstration of objective changes in the research setting has given clinicians the confidence to acknowledge a condition that presents with… Continue reading Great article– The Clinical Concept of Fibromyalgia as a Changing Paradigm in the Past 20 Years

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Nutrition Skepticism is Healthy

This is a great article on the nutrition "myths" that get circulated in the health and fitness industry."  It's from BBoy Science-- a site which I really enjoy. I thought this post was incredibly vindicating, especially the part about "Anti-Inflammatory Foods."  I've encountered this concept time and time again in the alternative health world. The… Continue reading Nutrition Skepticism is Healthy

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Know your enemy

Have you ever had a totally disappointing experience seeing a specialist for help with chronic pain/fibromyalgia?  I certainly have... many times.  Fellow pain sufferers, we are fighting an uphill battle to be taken seriously. I found this article today written by a rheumatologist on why he doesn't want to treat fibromyalgia patients any longer.  He… Continue reading Know your enemy

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Posts that blew me away

I spent much of this weekend huddled in my house, hiding from winter storm Nemo.  I have to be honest-- it was kind of fun.  I secretly enjoyed the driving ban-- in a weird way, it was nice to have about 24 hours where I had no choice but to stay home and relax.  Normally… Continue reading Posts that blew me away