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Pain After Surgery: Why Do Some Patients Still Hurt?

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most commonly occurring joint disease, affecting millions of aging individuals across the globe.  Incidence rates have shown to be as high as 26 million in North America alone, and the progression is physiologically related to the … Continue reading

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Is static posture related to pain? Probably not.

Upon a patient’s initial visit to a Physical Therapist, a static postural assessment is routinely performed.   Many therapists assess for “abnormalities” such as a forward head, rounded shoulders, decreased or increased spinal kyphotic/lordotic curves, abnormal pelvic positioning, etc.  They often … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain in Sport by Richmond Stace, MCSP, MSC

Chronic pain in sport is a problem. It is a problem for professionals and amateurs alike although the stakes are different. The professional athlete will consider the consequences of persisting pain and injury in terms of his or her career … Continue reading

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Recognizing and Treating Central Sensitization – Part 2

In a recent post, I described a new, valid classification system for painful conditions and talked about how we can recognize the signs and symptoms of central sensitization. To quickly refresh, the common features seen in individuals with central sensitization … Continue reading

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Recognizing and Treating Central Sensitization: Part 1

As a physical therapist, one of the most complicated and frustrating disorders for me to treat was chronic pain. This was until I began to study the neural mechanisms behind pain and begin to understand the much more complex system … Continue reading

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My knee hurts…because it is raining

Has your back, neck or knee ever “told” you that the weather was going to change? Chances are, yes. Or at least so you thought. For thousands of years, there has been a widespread and strongly held belief that pain … Continue reading

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The Utilization (or overutilization) of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Diagnosis and Treatment of LBP

As medical professionals who treat painful conditions, one of our goals is figure out why our patients are in pain.  In the United States, one of the ways in which we attempt to find the root cause is Magnetic Resonance … Continue reading

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