Category Archives for "chronic pain"

Overcome the Fear Avoidance Cycle in Chronic Pain

Overcoming the Fear Avoidance Cycle As people, we do all we can to avoid unnecessary pain. But this can quickly go too far when we fall into the fear avoidance cycle. While this is a normal response from the brain, it is also a stumbling block to solving and overcoming chronic pain. What Does it […]

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NSAIDs and Capsaicin Side Effects: Risk vs. Effectiveness

NSAIDs and Capsaicin Side Effects There are several effective anti-inflammatory drug treatments available today, NSAIDs and Capsaicin being the most popular. Before taking either, you should be aware of certain NSAIDs and Capsaicin side effects. This way, you can know the possible risks and benefits. Below is some information on what to expect in terms […]

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Can Anxiety Cause Chronic Pain?

The question of ‘can anxiety cause chronic pain’ is an important one. The first thing is to do is deconstruct anxiety and stress. Once you understand these two processes, it’s possible to see how they relate to chronic pain Anxiety and Stress – How do they Work? Anxiety is differeng from stress. Stress is a […]

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Chronic Pain and Arthritis Treatment

 I was recently asked: “do NeuroMind techniques (and other MindBody treatments we teach for chronic pain) work if you have an existing condition like arthritis?” In other words, how do chronic pain and arthritis treatment work together? People who have arthritis psoriasis have a strange rash on their skin. The rash is a manifestation […]

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Pain Pill Addiction Signs

There’s an important difference normal use of pain medication, being habituated to it, and addiction. My view is that there’s continuum or spectrum between these three states. To know where you are, you need to look for out for different pain pill addiction signs. Here’s an example. I have a headache (which I don’t get […]

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MindBody / NeuroMind Techniques for Pain Relief

 What do you actually do when you do practice MindBody / NeuroMind techniques, and how is NeuroMind practice different from meditation? Meditation vs NeuroMind Practice There’s a lot of discussion about the benefits of meditation, and meditation is incredibly important. In this busy, increasingly stressful and unstable world that we live in, it’s a beautiful […]

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Neuroplastic Change is the New Pain Medication

Let me explain what I mean by ‘neuroplastic pain medication.’ There’s a picture I sent out to our audience not long ago. It looks like this: It shows how a brain with chronic pain processes pain messages. The red lit-up areas you see are where the pain message is being processed in parts of the […]

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Hidden Pain Zones and Chronic Pain Treatment

I once watched this great social experiment done by the magician Derren Brown. He took some British celebrities and put them in a room with a collection of toys, bouncy balls and funny wigs. On the wall was an electronic scoreboard. He told them: “The door out of here is locked. But if you can […]

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The Art of Rewiring Your Body for Comfort

Almost all the people I see in my chronic pain clinic have one problem that’s overshadowing all the others: over time, their bodies have become wired for pain. What is the wiring in your body? If you think about your house, running through the walls are the electrical wires. You flick switches and lights turn […]

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