Pain Series Week Three: Pain Medication, the good, the bad, and the ugly

Most people are familiar with some sort of pain medication, whether it be an over the counter Motrin you pop after a long day at work or a prescription Vicodin after having a minor knee surgery. Pain medications are all to commonly overused…
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Pain Series Week Two: How Nerves Work and How That Can Lead to Chronic Pain Responses

Your nerves act like your home alarm system In your home, normal day to day activities will not set off your alarm.  Alarms are set to go off when something big happens, like a window breaking or a door opening.  In a normal,…
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Pain Series Week One: Understanding the Anatomy of Pain

WHAT IS THE NERVOUS SYSTEM AND HOW DOES IT MAKE US FEEL PAIN? First and foremost, living IN pain IS NOT NORMAL!  Experiencing acute pain is a normal, human experience. Humans would not survive without our ability to experience pain.…