Central Sensitization, Chronic Pain, Favorites, Pain Science

The Nervous System and Chronic Pain

Sometimes, pain can persist even after the original injury or disease that caused it has healed. There are several different factors that can cause this.  The one that's played the largest role in my own life involves the concept of neuroplasticity-- the idea that the nervous system can change over time, and that in chronic… Continue reading The Nervous System and Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain, Treatment Approaches

Don’t Fall into the “Alternative Health” Trap

After having spent years-- and more money than I would like to admit-- trying out alternative medicine, I have some very strong feelings on the subject. First of all, "alternative medicine" covers a wide range of treatments.  Some of those treatments are probably hoaxes, and some of them really have helped people.  I wouldn't to… Continue reading Don’t Fall into the “Alternative Health” Trap