Can you ‘unlearn’ back pain? Yes…IF your back pain is a learned response. That is, if you have ‘learned’ to stay in bed and wrap yourself in cotton wool and do nothing active to manage your pain. That’s a big “IF”. For the vast majority… Read More »Can you “unlearn” back pain? Not if your back pain is not a learned response!
Study review: Effect of Intensive Patient Education vs Placebo Patient Education on Outcomes in Patients With Acute Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial Pain neuroscience education is now considered a cornerstone treatment for chronic pain. Unfortunately, the science does not seem to match up… Read More »Does pain neuroscience education reduce pain?
Spinal cord stimulators are implanted devices designed to relieve pain by sending low level electrical signals directly to the spinal cord. This signal interrupts the pain messages and therefore reduces pain. Or that’s the theory. In practice, the devices often leave patients in more pain… Read More »Spinal Cord Stimulators – high complication rates and serious adverse events