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Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #24

September 24, 2018


Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment:   CrossFit is laying people off Possibly 40% of their headquarters staff. […]

How much do mental interventions help pain?

August 6, 2018


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 […]

Is pain really an output of the brain?

June 11, 2018


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 […]

A simple way to read research (issues with pain science)

April 25, 2018


When I was in college, one of the big assignments in completing an Exercise Science degree was writing some research papers. Few even want to read these things, never mind write them! They are a tedious endeavor. One professor I had was notoriously hard, but honest. He would have one or two assignments a semester […]

Visiting the North American Spine Society’s annual conference

December 16, 2015


On October 17th I visited the North American Spine Society’s (NASS) annual conference. I attended the one day course for “State-of-the-Art in Motor Control and Low Back Pain.” It was quite the lineup of speakers: The lineup included two people I feel are part of the upper echelon of all this, Linda van Dillen and […]

This whole pain science “revolution”

March 26, 2014


Preface: I find the pain science world valuable. I’ve learned from it (such as here), become better at what I do from it, written about it (one example) and continue to follow it. There are some bright people doing great things in that arena. I’ve never had any personal issues with anyone from that world, […]