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New Book on Pain – Rewire Your Pain

There’s a new pain book that I think you should check out. Rewire Your Pain was launched this year in Perth. It is a project written by pain specialist Dr Stephanie Davies, Dr Nicholas Cooke and writer Julia Sutton. They have produced a simple book that sets out to communicate the latest thinking in how […]

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Understanding persistent pain

Persistent or chronic pain can be reduced by understanding the factors involved and how each contributes to your pain. The factors include: Physical Lifestyle Cognitive Neural Structural Nutrition Your pain may be due to a combination of these factors. Can you identify the things that drive your pain? And rank them according to how much […]

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Chronic pain – all in your head?

“It’s believed that up to one in five Australians live with longstanding or chronic pain and a good proportion of those are disabled by it to a significant extent.” Dr Norman Swan On Monday Dr Swan spoke with Professor Vania Apakarian from Northwestern University, Chicago during the Health Report, on ABC Radio National. Professor Apakarian […]

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Is fibromyalgia real?

A client told me about this podcast after reading my post ‘What is fibromyalgia?’ The ‘Is fibromyalgia real?’ podcast is an easy to listen to summary of an US doctor’s thoughts on fibromyalgia. My favourite quote from ‘Is fibromyalgia real?’ is ‘The other main symptom that is nearly universal in fibromyalgia is fatigue. People feel […]

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What causes Fibromyalgia?

What causes fibromyalgia? The short answer is ‘We don’t know’. A longer explanation is based on our understanding of how we sense and process pain and other sensations. In Pain is in your brain I introduced pain and that it is the result of your brain processing information and sensations and giving them meaning. Sometimes […]

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Back pain research AFGWA & ECU

Experiences of chronic back pain in adults & the Feldenkrais Method Participants required Jodie Krantz, Project advisor, Australian Feldenkrais Guild WA Inc., and Dr Judith Pugh, Chief investigator, Research associate, School of nursing, midwifery and postgraduate medicine, Edith Cowan University, are asking: ‘What is the experience of chronic back pain for adults learning Awareness Through […]

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What is fibromyalgia?

To understand medical words it can be helpful to break them down into their components, and then translate the components from latin or greek into plain english. Fibro-my-algia fibro means fibre my means muscle algia means pain So fibromyalgia is pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons. People with fibromyalgia tend to have chronic or […]

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Chronic pain

Chronic pain and a sense of being powerless and trapped in a body that doesn’t feel like it belongs is, unfortunately, an experience that many people have. It can seem that nothing can make a real difference. A process or approach that improves understanding of what drives the pain and allows resilience to develop can […]

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