The Unbelievable Paradox of Walking While in Pain: How “ol Doc Brophy” Changed My Beliefs About Physical Activity

The Unbelievable Paradox of Walking While in Pain: How “ol Doc Brophy” Changed My Beliefs About Physical Activity

“Are you kidding? Walking is how I mange my pain!” He replied, as if I had it all totally backwards. “Exercise helps keep my blood flowing.” He explained, “It really helps me.”

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Book Review: Explain Pain

Book Review: Explain Pain

What if a lesson on brain science could revolutionize the way you manage pain?  This is exactly what David Butler and Lorimer Moseley aim to do in their transformative book titled, “Explain Pain.”  The authors use zany drawings, brilliant metaphors, and humor to introduce concepts that may shift your entire paradigm on what pain is and, more importantly, what you can do about it.

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Why Exercise is My Best Sleeping Pill

Why Exercise is My Best Sleeping Pill

My providers kept telling me exercise was a key component to managing my pain and sleeping through the night, but from my perspective, exercising made my pain worse and how would it help my sleep?

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Aunt Mary’s Italian Red Sauce

Aunt Mary’s Italian Red Sauce

Sauté onions, celery, mushrooms and garlic in olive oil until brown. Add spices. Cook for 3-5 minutes. Add cooking wine and tomato sauce, tomatoes and water. Let simmer for 2 hours or overnight in crockpot. Serve over your favorite pasta.

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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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