Understand Chronic Pain

There are two fundamental aspects to the perception of pain: The source: Three Sources of Chronic Pain Possible structural problem Inflammation of soft tissues Neurophysiological Disorder – “short circuits” The receptor—your brain Three additional variables affect your perception of pain: Sensitization Memorization The “Modifiers” –1) anxiety 2) anger 3) sleep … Read More

Neurophysiological Disorder -“Short Circuits”

Dr. Howard Schubiner is board-certified in pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and internal medicine. He was a full time professor at Wayne State University for 18 years and now works at Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI. He is the founder of the Mind Body Clinic and the co-author of several of my … Read More

A – Structural Sources of Pain

It is an almost universally held belief among surgeons and patients that a specific structural lesion is usually the source of pain. If that lesion can be identified and repaired, the pain will abate. This seems plausible. A diagnostic test ought to be able to identify the source of intense … Read More

Video: Is Your Pain Structural or Not?

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.

DOC – A Framework of Care

Chronic pain is a complex problem consisting of many variables that affect your perception of it. Additionally, we now know that unpleasant mental input is processed in a similar manner as physical pain. Applying simple solutions to such a multi-layered problem can’t be and isn’t effective. The DOC (Direct your … Read More

Four Steps in the Evolution of Chronic Pain

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There are four primary steps in the evolution of chronic pain: (1) There is a potential source for pain, which may or may not be readily identifiable Structural–identifiable lesion with MATCHING symptoms Non-structural–inflammation or irritation of the soft tissues, which cannot be seen on a test Neurophysiological Disorder (NPD)–the nervous system … Read More