Category Archives: Stress

17Dec/13

A quick note on brain~body — body~brain

The brain is where it’s at. Or so it seems if you read the press or look at the bookshelves. The notion that brain is everything has been challenged recently and so it should — seeRead 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…

13Aug/13

Endometriosis & Melatonin | Women and Pain Series

Chronic pelvic pain is a troubling condition for many women. The reason for pelvic pain varies but certainly includes endometriosis where the lesions impact upon nerve health and function (see here) with consequential sensitisation. The purportedRead More…

14May/13

Treatment is not in a vacuum | the patient experience and the healthcare approach

A phrase I often use with patients is ‘nothing happens in isolation’. This concept is about priming and how the neuroimmune system is set at the time of an intervention as this will affect the outcome.Read More…

05Nov/12

Women and pain | Part 1

  ‘As many as 50 million American women live with one or more neglected and poorly understood chronic pain conditions’  Generally I see more female patients than male. This observation supports the view that chronic pain is moreRead More…