Chronic Pain

How the Dynamic Neural Retraining System is changing my life

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share a bit with you about the Dynamic Neural Retraining System, or DNRS for short. As you may know, this past fall I was diagnosed with a condition of the immune system called mast cell activation syndrome. When I first got the diagnosis, I initially went into research mode,… Continue reading How the Dynamic Neural Retraining System is changing my life

Allergy and Mast Cell, Creative Writing, My Story

Piecing it together

Well, this has certainly been a strange year for me and weird medical problems (may I remind you of my one week of temporary paralysis, following a chiropractor visit back in May). It turns out that, apparently, my last post announcing that I'd been diagnosed with mast cell activation syndrome may have been a bit… Continue reading Piecing it together

Central Sensitization, Fibromyalgia, My Story

Heat, Fibromyalgia, & Central Sensitivity Syndrome (or, why I can’t handle being hot!).

Hi!  So.. I try to keep the posts on my blog mostly cheerful.   I always want my blog to be a place that reflects a sense of hope and healing, where people can come to feel uplifted. But... I also blog to share my truth with people, and to connect. And the truth is that… Continue reading Heat, Fibromyalgia, & Central Sensitivity Syndrome (or, why I can’t handle being hot!).

Inspiration, My Story

Grateful to be okay

Well, if there's anything I can say I learned last week week (in addition to chiropractors are dangerous), it's this: How very, very grateful I am not to have a permanent nerve injury. I guess that's sort of the obvious thing for anyone to say in this situation.  But what really surprised me was that… Continue reading Grateful to be okay

Central Sensitization, Chronic Pain, Interesting Articles, Pain Neurophysiology Education, Pain Science, psychology, Treatment Approaches

Too much of a good thing: when people don’t really *get* pain science

I wanted to share a really important post with you all this morning, from the author of Chronically Undiagnosed. She's a therapist who is dealing with chronic illness.  Recently, she wrote about her experience attending a chronic pain support group that incorporated some of the theories of modern pain science... but did so very badly.… Continue reading Too much of a good thing: when people don’t really *get* pain science