ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP YOU SOOTHE ACCIDENT-RELATED PAIN
Thank you to Teresa Greenhill for this Guest Post
Back, neck and other painful injuries are all too common after a car accident. Experiencing pain and inflammation as a result of these injuries … Read More
LEARNING ABOUT CHRONIC PAIN – A SHORT VIDEO TO HELP
Hania and I (mostly Hania) have been experiementing with a new format. We thought it might be interesting to learn some facts about chronic pain with a Doodly video. Doodly … Read More
UNBELIEVABLY GOOD – RESOURCE GUIDES FOR FIBROMYALGIA
All in one place. Can you believe it?
I was surprised to find this much good information in one place. Information that is up-to-date, science-based and accurate. The guide all have a tone … Read More
PAIN AND ANTI-DEPRESSANT MEDICATION – SOMETIMES IT’S THE HOW THAT COUNTS
Sometimes doctors are too quick to prescribe anti-depressant medication for people who suffer from chronic or long-term pain.
And sometimes it is this quickness that can cause trouble.
Anti-depressant … Read More
AGAIN – CHRONIC PAIN IS NOT ALL IN YOUR HEAD
It is not a psychological problem, not like a dream, not like a memory, not imaginary.
Unfortunately, it is all too physical and all too real.
In fact, chronic … Read More
LADY GAGA – HER EXPERIENCE WITH FIBROMYALGIA AND CHRONIC PAIN
I just saw A Star is Born, the fabulous movie with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Both of their performances were incredible, I thought.
There is no doubt that … Read More
KATE SPADE, AND NOW ANTHONY BOURDAIN – WHY?
Such tragedies, the loss of these two very bright stars.
Kate Spade, a highly successful fashion designer, created a string of dazzling retail stores. Anthony Bourdain, was a chef, accomplished writer and … Read More
HEALTH PROFESSIONALS UNDERESTIMATE PATIENTS’ PAIN – ALL OVER THE WORLD
For millions of people, who live every day in pain, it is a constant struggle to get their health professionals to take them seriously and to get the help they … Read More
DOUBLE THE TROUBLE FROM INSURANCE DOCTORS
Insurance adjusters, workers’ compensation case managers and defence attorneys need to be very careful when selecting and hiring doctors to do evaluations for them. There could be serious danger ahead.
Some insurance doctors have … Read More
WHAT WOULD OLIVIA POPE DO?
I am going to miss the rapid-fire intense dialogue, a trademark of the recently finished television show, Scandal. My favourite exchanges were between Olivia and her father Rowan. The cadence was hypnotic and immediately … Read More
YOUR OWN SUPERPOWER
Thank you to Angel Chernoff for your recent post: 31 five-second reminders that will make calmness your superpower .
This post is from her positive and inspiring blog, Marc & Angel Hack Life.
I love reading Marc … Read More
HOPE AND DESPAIR
Sometimes a quote can really hit you.
This happened the other day. My wife and I were listening to one of our favourite podcasts, Terry O’Reilly’s Under the Influence (on CBC), when we heard O’Reilly use a … Read More
RESISTANCE TO SCIENCE IS FUTILE
Science marches on, with or without the non-believers.
But there are still a few hold outs. And, I guess this is to be expected – at least until a way to make pain visible is … Read More
EMPATHY AND CONNECTION
What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to … Read More
A DIFFERENT KIND OF PAIN FOR INSURERS, PART 1
In my last post, I explained how stress and loss can aggravate injuries that cause long-term or chronic pain.
Losses can easily build and escalate when a person can no longer … Read More