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How much do mental interventions help pain?

August 6, 2018

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The study, –Association Between Psychological Interventions and Chronic Pain Outcomes in Older Adults A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Scattered points:   “The study was only done on older people!” Good. Older people are those with the most bias and preconceived notions. If anybody is going to have misbeliefs about what causes pain, it will be […]

A surgeon’s pain: exercise guidelines to feel better

July 23, 2018

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This is a three part series: Part 1: Recognizing the issue Part 2: Why are surgeons so beat up? Part 3: An exercise plan   Summarizing what we’ve learned so far Surgeons, or doctors who specialize in procedures, are a seriously at-risk population for musculoskeletal degeneration, and pain The prevalence of orthopedic problems has been increasing […]

Nutrition and surgery: How much should you eat after surgery?

July 20, 2018

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Preface: Don’t underestimate this. I know plenty of people who have gained upwards of 60 pounds after a surgery. Some of them have trouble getting this weight off years later. In fact, I know one person who for nearly 70 years (!!!) had the same waist size. After a foot surgery he gained 60 pounds […]

A surgeon’s pain: why are they so beat up?

July 16, 2018

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This is a three part series: Part 1: Recognizing the issue Part 2: Why are surgeons so beat up? (currently reading) Part 3: An exercise plan   Why are surgeons so beat up? I’m a personal trainer. Imagine you come into the gym to meet me for a workout. I hand you one of those light, […]

A surgeon’s pain: realizing how many have musculoskeletal issues

July 9, 2018

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This will be a three part series: Part 1: Recognizing the issue (currently reading) Part 2: Why are surgeons so beat up? Part 3: An exercise plan   Recognizing how many surgeons are in pain Our starting point: –Prevalence of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Surgeons and Interventionalists: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis When you visit a […]

There isn’t much the body CAN’T regenerate

July 2, 2018

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There are three common areas people have either been told, or somehow started to believe, can’t regenerate. That once the area has been injured, or started to degrade, you can’t do anything about it. They are the, Brain Heart Cartilage Scientifically, this has also been the case. Many in science used to think certain structures […]

Why is the U.S. so bad at soccer?

June 18, 2018

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I’m not sure I can give a satisfactory answer to this question, but I do know I can dispel the most commonly given reasons. This isn’t going to be a rigorous analysis. Just enough to get some points across.   “America doesn’t care about soccer. Nobody plays it here.” 1.5 million kids played organized youth […]

Is pain really an output of the brain?

June 11, 2018

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In the last ten years or so a community has popped up called the pain science community. This group has steadfastly championed what is called a top down approach of addressing pain, rather than a bottom up one. For example, your knee hurts. Rather than an approach most of us are familiar with, where we […]