Category Archives: Back

Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery III

Here are some excerpts from this 2016 book: Long before scientists had access to the imaging technology that allowed them to visualize neuronal activity, physiatrist John Sarno grasped the relationship between chronic pain and emotional distress. Every time I told … Continue reading

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Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery

Here are some excerpts from this 2016 book: Although chiropractors often tell patients that long-term treatment is essential, there is no evidence that ongoing chiropractic care of back pain (or any other symptom or disorder) is effective. The Cochrane Collaboration … Continue reading

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Why does it feel so good when I crack my back?

Reddit: Escaping gases. Synovial fluid present in your joints contains oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, when you pop, these bubbles escape. This can relieve pressure. Cracking also leads to momentary ligament looseness and relieves tension. Most importantly, though? Popping triggers … Continue reading

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The Psychological Causes Of Physical Pain

When I am in physical pain, I don’t enjoy it when people suggest that my problem is psychological. I had one girlfriend, for instance, whenever I complained of pain, she would say, “Do you think it might be psychological?” I … Continue reading

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