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

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.

Central Sensitization, Chronic Pain, Creative Writing, Healthcare, My Story, Nervous System, Pain Neurophysiology Education, Pain Science, Treatment Approaches

The doctor who *almost* helped me (How I developed central sensitization, Part 6)

Okay, so here’s the story of the time I thought I’d found the right person to help me, which of course, made it all the more disappointing when it didn’t turn out to be the case. In telling my story, I’m choosing to gloss over every little ache and pain I had; every time I… Continue reading The doctor who *almost* helped me (How I developed central sensitization, Part 6)

Central Sensitization, Chronic Pain, Creative Writing, Inspiration, Nervous System, Pain Neurophysiology Education, Pain Science, Treatment Approaches

Learning about central sensitization: the power of naming, and the future of pain treatment

Whew. I have really enjoyed writing my more personal posts recently-- I love to tell a good story, and to feel as though my past experiences have some meaning.  (And I've really appreciated all your kind words, comments, and shares!). But also, wow-- some of those posts were very emotional for me.  Right now I’m… Continue reading Learning about central sensitization: the power of naming, and the future of pain treatment

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What I really want you to know

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8defN4iIbho I never know quite what to call the posts in which I share a video. Every title I think of sounds either click-baity or boring.  Like for this one: “Mayo Clinic doctor explains central sensitization.”  “Awesome video on central sensitization,” etc. etc. In this day and age… what do you call something that truly… Continue reading What I really want you to know