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Noticing WHEN Your Low Back Hurts Offers Insights Beyond Only WHERE

In Chronic Pain, Featured, The Back by MaryBeth Smith

by Brent Shaub, GCFPArticle originally appeared on the Embody Wisdom Today blog. Questions guide attention.  Asking the right question helps you to understand the cause and effects of your low back tension.  When pain persists, its presence answers where and how severe. Successful approaches address the symptoms at their source.  Sometimes lifestyle might exacerbate a problem. Asking “When does it …

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Cathryn Jakobson Ramin on Back Pain and the Feldenkrais Method®

In Chronic Pain, Featured, News, The Back by MaryBeth Smith

Investigative reporter Cathryn Jakobson Ramin is the author of “Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery.” From her first-hand experience as a back-pain sufferer, and from extensive research, interviews, and site visits, her book brings new public awareness to the prevalence of dangerous and ineffective treatments, devices, and pharmaceuticals offered to desperate people in …

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Learning to Minimize Chronic Pain

In Chronic Pain, News by Ira Feinstein

by James McAndrew, GCFP The mere thought of pain can fill us with dread. Actual pain can dominate every part of our lives and prevent us from getting adequate rest. So, if we’re unfortunate enough to suffer from acute or chronic pain, how do we get on with our active lives and find satisfaction? That was my challenge for four …

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Which Side are You On?

In Chronic Pain, News by Ira Feinstein

by Christine Graves, GCFP Complex Regional Pain Syndrome In recent studies regarding the unfortunate condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), persons with abnormal temperature changes in the affected limb (the side with the problems) can create the same changes in the unaffected limb when it is placed on the affected side. That’s right, a healthy limb placed on the side …

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Got Pain, but no Time? Try a short Feldenkrais® Lesson!

In Awareness Through Movement Lessons, Chronic Pain, News, The Back by Ira Feinstein

Can you remember being Pain-Free When was the last time you got through a day without experiencing any pain? If you’re one of the 100 million Americans who, according to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, deals with pain on a daily basis, it’s possible that you don’t even remember what living pain-free felt like. And then there …