Neil Pearson: Blending Optimism and Scientific Evidence

One of the things I really admire about Neil Pearson’s approach to chronic pain treatment is his optimism about our ability to re-train our nervous systems, once they’ve become sensitized to pain. Chronic pain is obviously not a cheerful topic. Those of us who’ve struggled with it know what it’s like to come home from … More Neil Pearson: Blending Optimism and Scientific Evidence

Nervous System Basics

As I’ve said time and time again, I really feel that people living with chronic pain/fibromyalgia can benefit immensely from learning about how the body works. Even the feeling that you are just beginning to understand the complex processes making up your experience of pain can help give you a sense of control over things. … More Nervous System Basics

Everything in moderation, even the best things

This is a really well-written post on an important subject from The Sports Physio. It is by a physiotherapist, intended for other physiotherapists, but it was also really meaningful to me as a patient. (For my readers in the US, physiotherapist means the same thing as physical therapist). The author, Adam Meakins, talks about how … More Everything in moderation, even the best things

How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point, Part 8

This is the eighth post in an ongoing series.  If you would like to start from the beginning, click here. The last post in this series was the hardest to write, and that’s why, of course, it took me so long. I was just starting to get a handle on things by my sixth visit. … More How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point, Part 8