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change your mindset around pain
8Oct, 2015

Looking At Your Pain From Another Angle For A Better Outcome

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My pain stops me from going to the gym. I used to be able to play football with the kids but can’t anymore because I know it will hurt my back. I had to can’t run anymore because it was causing more damage. I have been told that rest is best for me. Don’t want to keep irritating it. It’s just going to get worse over time. Sound like anyone you know? Sound like you? Ever wondered why despite all the rest, stopping of all the activities you love and continual lifestyle changes, your pain continues to […]

over imaging and chronic pain
1Sep, 2015

How Over Investigations Can Lead To Chronic Pain

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CHRONIC PAIN Classically chronic pain is defined as any pain which persists for 12 weeks or longer. How long is longer? As long as a piece of string……..literally. Chronic pain can last anywhere from a few months, few years or even a whole life time. Chronic pain however is not only defined by its duration….. True chronic pain is persistent pain which is no longer associated with nociception (pain signal from tissues) but rather altered sensory outputs from the brain. “What does this mean for me suffering with chronic pain?” The initial injury to the […]