Right now we can all use a little help. While this is directed towards our friends in the U.S. there is some valuable advice for all of us during these trying times.
“Corona Virus And Massage Therapist Resources” – Laura Allen
With social distancing in place and many fitness facilities closed, we are seeing a lot more people outside running, biking, and hiking. However, during these activities we may need to actually increase our social distancing.
While everyone is dealing with their own issues around this new pandemic, it presents a new challenge for our patients dealing with chronic pain. Many of the treatments they use can affect their immune system and the effects of the virus itself can actually make their pain worse.
While we are all concerned with our immune system right now, it’s important to know this system has a role in dealing with pain. While we cannot treat infections, it is important for us to know how the immune system plays a role in pain modulation.
Wondering what to do during isolation? Here’s a great list of videos which all contain the latest knowledge about pain from experts in modern pain science.