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Pain Science Gems from Prof. Lorimer Moseley

If you work with chronic pain patients, or you’re dealing with persistent pain yourself, pain science education from World leading pain researcher Lorimer Moseley is worth paying attention to. Here are some of the key lessons from Lormier, on some super important topics:

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Chronic Pain Without An Injury? Calm An Overactive Pain System

Ask most people what they think causes ongoing pain that lasts months, a few years or even decades. I’m sure that 90% or more will say persistent pain is caused by an injury that hasn’t healed. But this is very wrong. And being wrong on this point is no laughing matter. It’s what keeps people […]

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Central Sensitization in Chronic Pain (Plus Treatments)

If you’re dealing with persistent pain, or work with pain patients, central sensitization is a big deal. PainScience.com publisher, Paul Ingram writes: “There is great variety in acute pain, but chronic pain is often defined by pain sensitization, regardless of how it all started.” And world leading pain scientist, Professor Lorimer Moseley adds: “…fear of […]

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Chronic Migraines: The Scientific Mind Body Guide

The cause of migraines is still not well understood – despite migraines being one of the most widespread chronic pain conditions. Migraines are blamed on many different factors including: Family history of migraines Hormonal changes Foods, drinks or additives Changes in sleep pattern Changes in environment Stress and more… Whatever it is that causes your […]

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Back Pain: The Scientific Mind Body Guide

When our back hurts, we instinctively believe it’s because we’ve injured the area. After all, most pain works this way. When we cut our finger, we see blood and feel pain. When we get the flu, our body hurts as it battles the virus. But persistent back pain is different. Decades of research proves that […]

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Your Guide To Moving With Chronic Pain

Find your sweet spot by learning how to push yourself, but not too far. Acute pain is pain that indicates something is wrong. It has a specific precipitant (injury, infection, or illness) and subsides within a few days to about a month. In contrast, chronic pain is pain that is ongoing; with pain signals that […]

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