I look at the source of the pain and it’s receptors in reference to back pain and one’s spine. I also discuss the difference between a structural and non-structural source of the pain. Read more about this topic in discussing structural sources of pain.
I talk about the importance about finding the “source” of the pain and the implications of the “real” success rates of most spine operations. This clip takes a closer look into back fusions and the research behind them. Learn more about this in my post, “Surgical Results Overly Optimistic.” Aching … Read More
I discuss the lack of awareness to the alternative approaches in the spine surgeon world and the treatment of chronic pain. We are both not being trained in the correct and effective approach, but also ignoring well-established data. (1) Young AK, et al. “Assessment of presurgical psychological screening in … Read More
Consider a situation where you are forced to hold your hand next to the hot burner of a stove. What would happen to your anxiety? What would be your next response? In chronic pain, you “can’t get your hand away from the stove.” I talk about this in depth in … Read More