Central Sensitization, Chronic Pain, Pain Science, Quotes, Resources

Christopher deCharms: A look inside the brain in real time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdFJOcaVDYU I've been writing about some heavy stuff recently, so I thought it would be a good time to share something that makes me feel really hopeful: Christopher deCharms is a neuroscientist and entrepreneur who, along with other prominent researchers such as Dr. Sean Mackey, is paving the way towards using brain imaging to study… Continue reading Christopher deCharms: A look inside the brain in real time

Central Sensitization, Chronic Pain, Nervous System, Pain Science, Resources

The best TED talk ever: Elliot Krane on the Mystery of Chronic pain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6--CMhcCfQ Tonight I'm throwing it back to this amazing 2011 lecture on chronic pain given by Dr. Elliot Krane of Stanford University. I found his talk around the time I was first starting this blog, back in 2012, and it really inspired me to try to tell my own story with complex pain problems. Dr. Krane… Continue reading The best TED talk ever: Elliot Krane on the Mystery of Chronic pain

eating disorders, Nutrition

Out with the old: Saying goodbye to 90’s nutrition advice

In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions and goals, I thought I’d share this really great article I found recently on nutrition “myths.”   Fitness Magazine interviewed registered dietitians on how their perspectives on healthy eating have changed over time.  These RD’s talk about some of the conventional wisdom regarding nutrition coming out of recent decades,… Continue reading Out with the old: Saying goodbye to 90’s nutrition advice

My Story, Sacroiliac Joint

The end of my SI joint problems is officially in sight.

Update, Jan. 2018: Hi everyone– I’ve learned a ton since I wrote this post.  Be sure to check out my other site, My Sacroiliac Joint Saga!  And now, the original post: I've held off on writing this post until I was absolutely sure, but the time has come for me to make my official pronouncement. In… Continue reading The end of my SI joint problems is officially in sight.

Sacroiliac Joint

Could my frequent chiropractor visits be making my SI joint problem worse?

Update, Jan. 2018: Hi everyone-- I've learned a ton since I wrote this post.  Be sure to check out my other site, My Sacroiliac Joint Saga!  And now, the original post: Normally, I tend not to share work-in-progress type posts. I don't like to take up everyone's time talking about something I'm not sure about.… Continue reading Could my frequent chiropractor visits be making my SI joint problem worse?