What you need to know about pain: Part 2

Insert TestimonialInsert Symbol or Content TemplatePain is poorly related to damageWhy can stubbing your toe hurt more than a broken bone that’s comfortably sitting in a cast? Because pain is poorly related to actual tissue damage. Have you ever noticed a bruise on your arm yet, have no idea how it occurred? Similarly, lots of people show wear and tear on imaging (MRIs, ultrasound etc.), yet experience no pain. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Pain is weird and and is often not experienced in pro...

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What you need to know about pain: Part 1

Insert TestimonialInsert Symbol or Content TemplateWhat on Earth is pain!?What’s the purpose of an alarm? In its most basic sense, an alarm prompts you to do something. When your alarm goes off in the morning it’s a prompt  to wake up. If your car alarm goes off it’s a prompt to get there quick and see what’s going on! Pain put simply is an alarm or a “danger sensor”; it's our body’s special way of telling us to take some action. Let's not think in terms of pain pat...

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