Category Archives for "chronic pain"

Chronic Pain Levels (Part III)

 When I meet someone for the first time in my pain clinic, I often have a conversation that goes like this. The person will tell me about their primary problem (let’s say it’s a sore shoulder.) “Ok,” I say, “ and is there anything else?” “Well,” they hesitate “Actually, I’ve been getting some pain spreading […]

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The 4 Chronic Pain Levels (Part II)

 The next level to look at if you’re in chronic pain is your pain system. Supposing you had a problem with your motor vehicle – how would you know? For most modern cars – a warning light comes on to let you know something needs fixing. But – supposing there was something wrong with the […]

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The 4 Levels of Chronic Pain (Part I)

There are four levels of chronic pain. Most people are stuck on the first level – which is why they go from expert to expert trying to solve their problem. In this series we’re going to delve through all four levels – starting at level one. By the end of the series – you’ll be […]

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Winter is Coming…

I know quite a few people who notice their pain gets worse in winter – or when the weather gets wetter. This story is about an important connection between climate – and chronic pain. However – it also illustrates a deeper principle. When you look for patterns in order to unravel the causes of your pain […]

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The Hunt for the Impossible – Chronic Pain Personality Traits

I’ll tell you the typical patient that comes into my surgery. She’s 30-60 years old, intelligent, high achieving and has often spent a lifetime helping and serving others. This is one of the chronic pain personality traits I’ve noticed in my clinic. This has also been observed in large studies of people with chronic pain. Many […]

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The Biker’s Pain Free Holiday

This story is an example of the Reactive Pain Type – and how it often becomes part of chronic pain – and stays hidden in plain view. To take the quiz on chronic pain types, click this link >>

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Overcoming the Wall of Pain (Natural Movement for Neck Pain)

This is a beautiful way of combining natural movement with a mind body technique to make movements that have always been painful – become pain free. For this lady – every time she turned to the left past a few degrees – her neck hurt. She described it as encountering ‘a wall of pain.’ In […]

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Case Study – From Constant Shoulder Pain to Dancing Again

Lisa Murphy lives in Alberta Canada with her husband. Several years ago when she was working as a nurse Lisa suffered a shoulder injury lifting a patient. She tore the shoulder ligaments and had to have surgery to repair her shoulder. After the surgery, the shoulder pain continued – as bad as before the surgery. […]

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Why Psychopaths Don’t Get Chronic Pain

You may find this video quite challenging. But I firmly believe it’s something you will need to address if you want to move back into health and 100% living. Interested in treating this same powerful hidden driver of chronic pain? To get started: Free Training: 6 Keys to Reclaiming Your Life From Chronic Pain

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