Neuroplasticity and Pain

Neuroplasticity and Pain

Neuroplasticity is the brain and nervous system’s ability to form new pathways or synapses and adapt to change. We know that neuroplastic changes may be responsible for the persistent pain we feel in chronic pain—an example of a non-beneficial neuroplastic adaptation.

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Mediterranean Chickpea Stew

Mediterranean Chickpea Stew

Sauté onion in olive oil until soft. Add garlic and seasonings and sauté for 3 more minutes. Put all ingredients into baking dish with lid. Cook covered for 45 minutes at 375. Serve alone or with brown basmati rice.

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Book Review: Back in Control

Book Review: Back in Control

“The extent of the pain you feel depends on the number of neurons firing in your brain.” So says David Hanscom M.D. in “Back in Control”, the book that is touted as “a surgeons roadmap out of chronic pain.”

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Remembering Rehab

Remembering Rehab

Life will never be the same, but if they keep this up—there’s no telling the heights they will reach! There is hope after disaster. There is life after pain. It all begins with a little courage.

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8 tips for sleeping with chronic pain

8 tips for sleeping with chronic pain

Sleeping with neck-down central nerve pain is difficult. But I do it—most nights. I haven’t always been able to sleep through it though. Here are a few tips I have learned over the past 13 years that help me consistently sleep through the night. 

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Pocket inspiration: Throw off the bowlines!

Pocket inspiration: Throw off the bowlines!

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Sarah Frances Brown

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Falafel Patties

Falafel Patties

I love falafels, but in order to make good falafels, you need to think ahead. I don’t always do that, so I have been experimenting with falafel patties made with garbanzo flour instead of taking the time to cook the beans myself. Using the flour, I can mix them up in 15 minutes, or I can make a batch of the dry ingredients ahead of time and just add in the 3 wet ingredients. This way I can have falafel’s frying in less than 5 minutes.

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