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One gap to fill in pain management

There have been some great gains in pain neuroscience over the past few years – we know more about mirror neurones, cortical smudging, “placebo” and how cognitive behavioural therapy changes the brain. It’s sexy. There are als...
by Healthskills on Jan 11, 2015

The OOV – Fabulous or familiar?

I love gadgets! New, innovative, groovy – I feel special when I have a new toy to play with. I justify my pleasure by saying “Oh it saves me SO much time”, or “I can do SO much more” – but really, it’s the wo...
by Healthskills on Oct 26, 2014

The OOV – Fabulous or familiar?

I love gadgets! New, innovative, groovy – I feel special when I have a new toy to play with. I justify my pleasure by saying “Oh it saves me SO much time”, or “I can do SO much more” – but really, it’s the wo...
by Healthskills on Oct 26, 2014

“If I do that, I’ll be in more pain and won’t sleep and …” Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia reformulated

The fear avoidance (or pain-related fear and avoidance) model has given the clinical pain management community much to think about. Based on the “phobia” paradigm, the model has helped clinicians think about ways to engage people with pai...
by Healthskills on Sep 8, 2014

Back Safety Tips: Lifting Objects In and Out of Cars

Back Safety Loading and unloading your car: Whether you drive for work or for pleasure, chances are at some point you will be loading your car trunk with groceries, suitcases, boxes, and all sorts of items which you will also have to remove from the...
by Back & Neck Care Centre Blog on Jul 17, 2014

Sticky back beliefs

I get excited when I can write about New Zealand research! Especially when it’s done by a nice guy like Ben Darlow. Ben’s just completed his PhD looking at the effect of what we say on people’s beliefs and behaviours when they have...
by Healthskills on May 26, 2014

Back Spasms

     Today I would like to talk about something I have dealt with as a runner.  That is back spasms.  Now before I tell you anymore I'm telling you that I am not a doctor and I do not have any medical experience.  I ...
by Live To Push Limits on Jul 4, 2013

7 Home Remedies for Back Pain

One of the most common reasons people visit the doctor is to pinpoint the source of their back pain. From overuse to injured muscles, many factors contribute to acute and chronic back issues. With four out of five people in the United States experien...
by Home Remedies on Apr 2, 2013

Sciatica: What Is It and How Do You Treat It?

Sciatica is a catch-all term that simply indicates that a patient has pain down the back of their leg and truly does not indicate a diagnosis or cause for the pain. Having a doctor assess your symptoms is crucial to your treatment and recovery.
by Back & Neck Care Centre Blog on Feb 6, 2013

Get Hemorrhoid Pain Relief With These Three Hints

Searching for reliable hemorrhoid pain relief can give you a headache. This article will make your job easier and get you started on your way to pain free living. Hemorrhoids are also called piles and are just veins near the anus or rectum that have...
by Health Information on Sep 17, 2012

Ideas of How to Do away with Back Discomfort

Do not try to obtain rid of back pain in your personal without asking for medical enable for the reason that you could unknowingly aggravate your condition. Specialized medical investigations may perhaps reveal an underlying trigger for the pain and...
by ipjargon on May 5, 2012

10 Ways to Knock Out ANY Pain - 100% Guaranteed! Ten... That’s the number of seconds the referee has to count before awarding a knockout victory in a boxing match. With each count someone gets closer and closer to total victory... and som...

Mindfulness, catastrophising and disability

Readers of Healthskills will know I have a fascination for mindfulness as an intervention for people who have ongoing pain.  Mindfulness is relatively easy to learn, is portable – is free, and has no calories! Seriously, as a seemingly simple...
by Healthskills on Mar 6, 2012

Symptoms and Cures for Insomnia (Part 5)

If you're looking for help with insomnia related to your severe back pain then you're in the right place! Back and sciatica pain are like an internal alarm system activated in the spine on a 24/7... More..
by Lower Back Pain Blog on Dec 18, 2009

Pain in Lower Left Back and Sciatic Nerve Pain (Part 2)

In a nutshell, back pain management techniques can be simple as long as you have the correct diagnosis concerning the source of your pain to begin with. Always remember that it is POSSIBLE to find... More..
by Lower Back Pain Blog on Nov 2, 2009


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