Chronic Pain

I didn’t need one more thing to write about.

If you follow my Facebook page, you may have already seen the news... Yesterday I was diagnosed with something called mast cell activation syndrome. It's taken me a long time to figure out what's been going on. It all started with a severe allergic reaction back in August. Unlike most people who experience a severe… Continue reading I didn’t need one more thing to write about.

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

Central Sensitization, Chronic Pain, Inspiration, Interesting Articles, Nervous System, Pain Science

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

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