Understanding pain as your body’s alarm system

In my experience, the key to learning to work with your pain instead of against it is to learn to view pain as your body’s alarm system. In the developed world, most of us are privileged enough to have very little experience with pain.  As children, we only feel pain when we’re at the doctor’sContinue reading “Understanding pain as your body’s alarm system”

The Pain Clinic

I once had the opportunity to attend a pain management clinic run by a prestigious rehabilitation hospital in Boston, and it was a total bust. I recently had a conversation with my neighbor Carolyn about my terrible experience there.  She’s had problems with one of her shoulders for years, and she mentioned that she wasContinue reading “The Pain Clinic”