Understanding fear through explaining pain to patients who suffer of low back pain is critical to speeding up recovery and managing future episodes.
Chronic pain can heavily affect patient life with impact on work, family and life-style. Research on this field have shown that people can develop a general sensitivity to pain after injury - a condition called central sensitivity - can persist long after the injury has healed.
Explain Pain Supercharged (textbook) by Lorimer Moseley and David Butler is a wonderful and gripping journey through the physiology of pain mechanisms.
An interesting patient case of peroneal nerve paralysis managed successfully with neurodynamic mobilization and manual therapy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3838714/
Anterior cruciate ligament is a very common injury amongst athletes. What to do to return to sport? Early surgery operation or conservative treatment and late operation? Learn more at http://semrc.blogs.latrobe.edu.au/acl-injury-surgery-needed-return-sport/?platform=hootsuite
Thanks to Dr Clare Ardern from Linkoping University, Sweden and La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
Neck and arm neuropathic pain: benefits of nerve gliding, mobilization and neurodynamic treatment. Nee et al (2012)
The placebo effect is an intrigued and unexplained mechanism where medications, treatments and therapies that aren't supposed to produce benefits for unknown reasons make feel patients better. Thanks to Emma Bryce for her TED Ed animation.
Myofascial release MFR is emerging as a strategy with a solid evidence base and tremendous potential.
Part 2 Nerve pain mechanism: peripheral nerve entrapment, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow. Thanks to David Butler.
What happens in our body when we perceive nerve pain? David Butler explains physiology mechanism of pain.
Peripheral nerve: anatomy and physiology concepts explained beautifully by David Butler.