Category Archives: Chronic low back pain

08Jan/14

Too many cases of “I can’t” — the effects of persisting pain

Frequently patients tell me at the first meeting that they cannot do x, y and z. Naturally, when something hurts we avoid that activity or action because pain is unpleasant. It hurts physically and mentally. InRead More…

07Jan/14

Hypermobility – Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and gastrointestinal problems

Hypermobility is common and is certainly a feature that we often see in patients at the clinics. Some patients have been diagnosed with hypermobility but do not know what it really means and need clarification, someRead More…

12Dec/13

Persisting pain and chronic stress — how much do they cost your business?

Persisting pain and chronic stress –> 20% of people suffer chronic pain according to recent figures. The number who describe feeling stressed is also high. In many cases, those who are in persisting pain will alsoRead More…

10Dec/13

Uncomfortably numb

Feeling numb can mean that the self has lost its physical presence, or in an emotional sense, feelings have become blunted. These are both different constructs of loss for which we are compelled to seek anRead More…

09Oct/13

Lorimer Moseley talks about pain (2013)

Here is the latest video of Dr Lorimer Moseley talking about the current understanding of pain. Regular readers will know that Lorimer’s work is some of the most influential upon the approach that I take toRead More…

28Sep/13

You’ve had an intervention for pain – what is next?

Many people with persisting and chronic pain elect to have an intervention for pain relief. This can include steroid injections, facet joint injections, nerve root blocks, epidurals, denervations and sympathetic blocks to name but a few.Read More…