The Surprising Benefits of Keeping a Pain Journal

If you’re not keeping a pain journal, maybe you should consider it. From tracking flare-ups to reducing stress, this simple exercise has many positives. Putting pen to paper doesn’t seem like magic. In fact, for many people it may seem tedious. But studies have shown that, not only does it benefit people in general, it … Read more

You Are Not Your Pain – Sit Down, Slow Down

You Are Not Your Pain – Sit Down, Slow Down

This second of a three-part series explores the first four meditations in the book You Are Not Your Pain: Using Mindfulness to Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress and Restore Well-Being by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman. Described by the president of the British Medical Association as a “real breakthrough for chronic pain sufferers,” You Are Not Your Pain recently … Read more

Advances in Neuromodulation

Advances in Neuromodulation

Approximately one in three Americans suffers from chronic pain, leading to escalating health care costs and a growing interest in treating chronic pain sustainably, but managing pain is a complex pursuit. The longer patients experience pain, the more reinforced it is (a concept known as central sensitization), thus introducing a “moving target.” Historically, physicians turned … Read more