Almost Anxious

Almost Anxious

I am always just a little anxious. From noises, to crowds, to everyday worries, it feels nonstop. Fortunately, it’s something I’ve been aware of for quite a while and have been able to keep it under control. Or so I thought. A recent encounter made me question how...
Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

As the world begins to find its footing again, everyone is feeling the need to stretch their legs and spread their wings. This holiday season is sure to be busy with people foregoing virtual gatherings for the real life version. I would not consider myself an expert...
Pain Awareness Month

Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month and a fitting end to our chronic pain series. We began the series with the notion that pain does not equal injury and injury does not equal pain. We then discussed our pain alarm system and how it protects us from perceived threat but...
It’s All in Your Head

It’s All in Your Head

“It’s all in your head.” Depending on the intent behind those words, they can either be the best advice or the worst insult to a patient with chronic pain. In years past, it wasn’t uncommon for doctors to explain to their patients that they just “couldn’t” be...
Alarmingly Helpful

Alarmingly Helpful

Nowadays we have alarms going off all over the place. They are there to remind us, alert us, warn us and many times just annoy us. Not only are they all around us, they’re also inside us. Our bodies have their own alarm system in the form of pain. Pain is your body’s...