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Next Time You Treat Low Back Pain, Be Sure To Provide Reassurance

Next Time You Treat Low Back Pain, Be Sure To Provide Reassurance

  When the patient came into the treatment room, I sat down and welcomed them to do the same. They refused, preferring to stand, as sitting hurt their lower back too much. When asked how long this pain had been […]

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She Added Massage And That Made Migraines Unbelievably Better

She Added Massage And That Made Migraines Unbelievably Better

When I was 5 I started suffering from debilitating migraines.  I remember having pain from my waist to my head, wrapping around the side of my face and settling behind one of my eyes.  Usually I woke up in the […]

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Is Pain Really A Math Equation?

Is Pain Really A Math Equation?

  In the January 2019, Pain Journal published an article comparing pain to the Bayes rule in math. PAIN Symptom Perception, placebo effects, and the Bayesian brain. It suggests the brain can follow a theory of probability in math known […]

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Articles Of The Week January 20, 2019

Articles Of The Week January 20, 2019

  Coming out of college, everything seemed so straightforward! You’ve got a toolbox of techniques and you may even look to specialize in one of them, all the while helping as many patients as you can. Well, things aren’t so […]

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Using “AIDET” To Successfully Communicate With Your Patients

Using “AIDET” To Successfully Communicate With Your Patients

  In school, we are taught a list of history questions to ask patients. But,  how often do we allow patients to ask us questions?  And should we? The Journal of American Medical Association Neurology recently published an opinion commentary […]

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Articles Of The Week January 13, 2019

Articles Of The Week January 13, 2019

Have you ever been wrong? I have been A LOT! The question is, can you be humble enough to admit it and in turn change? Can you have intellectual humility? Well, an argument is being made that science (and healthcare) […]

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