Chronic Pain

Rethinking Chronic Pain 

Rethinking Chronic Pain 

Is chronic pain caused by a malfunctioning pain system? Pain can be a frustrating experience, especially when the pain lingers after an injury has healed. This post will discuss the mechanism of chronic pain and how it can be treated conservatively. 

The Dark Side of the Brain

The Dark Side of the Brain

The brain is constantly changing, thanks to neuroplasticity. These changes can be positive things such as learning to play a new game, but they can also be negative such as what happens with persistent pain. This blog post discusses the role of neuroplasticity in creating chronic pain and how to re-train the brain to reduce chronic pain.  

The Ins & Outs of Chronic Pain

The Ins & Outs of Chronic Pain

It is estimated that 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is usually defined as persistent pain that lasts for over 3 months. There is a lot of confusion with what chronic pain is and how it is different from acute pain. This blog will go over what causes chronic pain and strategies to get rid of it.