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Placebos without deception

Double blind seems to be one of those jazzy terms we get excited about when reading a paper because it boosts our faith in its credibility. 913 more words

Pain

Delving deeper into the spinal cord

The October version of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s monthly magazine InMotion features a discussion with Lorimer Moseley. Here he argues the importance of not just focusing on the brain when treating pain, but having an understanding of the ‘brain in the spinal cord’. 163 more words

Education For All

"Thirsty Foot"

My patient had chronic foot pain (“severe multi-joint degenerative changes” on scans) and over a decade of swelling – she was improving really well with therapy aimed at foot health, foot in the brain representational health and interactions between the two.  246 more words

Pain

Cheating Pain

Chronic pain is greedy. It spills over into adjacent areas of my brain, which is why on bad days I can't think clearly. If Bill asks me an either/or question, my brain comes to a halt and I am left hopelessly vacant. 812 more words

Brain And Pain

When the Brain has a Bad Hair Day

What to do with my brain on a bad pain day?

Sounds weird, but one of the greatest problems is thinking during a bad bout. It is established that pain is not only processed in the affected area of the brain, but under duress takes over adjacent neural real estate. 399 more words

Brain And Pain