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David Rosam

Shared May 26, 2018

There are so many conditions where the drug paradigm breaks down, or has terrible side effects

Jitesh Patel

Shared November 28, 2018

They Why of Pain. Fascinating.

Jasen Farmer

Shared May 18, 2018

Physical problems in the body don’t always create pain in our minds, for reasons scientists don’t quite understand. Many people with herniated spinal discs (a common explanation for lower back pain) often have no pain at all. “It’s not that the biological, anatomic reasons are not important, but they’re just one part of the picture,” Chou says. Similarly, around 85 percent of people with lower back pain have nothing diagnosably wrong with them.

Overall, the takeaway is that “pain isn’t just something that happens to us,” says Beth Darnall, a professor of anesthesiology at Stanford University. “We are participating with pain by how much attention we give to it, by the contents of our thoughts, and our appraisal. How awful and negative is it? How helpless and hopeless do you feel about it? Do you feel [like] a victim; do you feel at the mercy of your pain?”

McKinley Valentine

Shared May 19, 2018

This matches my experience and so I want to recommend it, hypnotherapy made a big difference to me

Malissa Bennett

Shared June 23, 2018

So fascinating!!

Jeff Kaminski

Shared July 13, 2018

Cognitive behavioral therapy, meanwhile, shows meaningful benefits on chronic pain — both for psychogenic pain, and for pain with a physical cause — according to systematic reviews of the research. There’s also promising research around mindfulness-based stress reduction and therapies inspired by it.

omid naderi

Shared May 18, 2018

engulfed the other. The discomfort then spread, producing a pain much “like slapping your hands against a concrete wall,” he says. He was

Movement Daily

Shared May 27, 2018

It's important to move past focusing on pathology and symptoms. The defining context of the internal state is an expression of the psyche and physical reflexes.

Pain is fascinating because it sits at the intersection of biology and psychology and reveals how the two are intertwined. “Pain can be ‘real’ pain — and it can be caused by brain circuits,” says Tor Wager, a neuroscientist who studies pain at the University of Colorado Boulder. “We have to get over this concept that either the pain is real or it’s all in my head and I’m making it up.” It’s both.

あやか あやか

Shared November 25, 2018


natasha mc

Shared November 23, 2018

More than interesting--relates to how our brain needs treatment not only the body re pain but also anxiety, depression and more---would love to see the results from the current study discussed as well.


Shared December 2, 2018