Chronic pain is a condition that affects and debilitates millions of Americans. In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that an estimated 50 million Americans, or just over 20 percent, have some form of chronic pain. Often, the source of that pain can’t be diagnosed. The patient is told by their...Read More
Does your brain control you, or can you control your brain? In this interview, Dr. Evan Parks talks about how chronic pain develops and how pain can be managed by changing how the brain functions. Standard medical care for chronic pain often fails to help. What is missing from most pain management approaches is a...Read More
Are you looking for a way through your struggle with chronic pain? Do you feel stuck trying to make things better, only to find that your efforts to get relief only makes things worse? If so, then what you need is a different path through pain, one that is flexible and will help you keep...Read More
How visualization can help you manage pain. The sensation of pain according to neuroscience is the result of the brain concluding that there is a threat. When the brain believes that there is more credible evidence for danger than there is credible evidence for safety, pain will be produced to protected us. This is the...Read More
Knowing why we hurt is key to knowing how to manage chronic pain effectively. How do you let people know about something very exciting that would be helpful to millions of people? It is much harder than you might think. I work in an amazing pain rehabilitation program that provides the help that people need...Read More
By Dr. Evan Parks–In your search for answers about your chronic pain, how many doctors have you met with who asked you about a history of emotional trauma? If a doctor did ask you about trauma, did this information change the kind of treatment you were provided for your pain? There is growing research evidence...Read More
The solution was closer than ever I knew. (This blog was written by a Pain Rehab Source reader who wanted to share her story with others.) I want to start with the fact that I am 99% better after 18 years of chronic pain. I had reached my fifth year of remission from cancer and...Read More
How do you know if your pain symptoms are related to fibromyalgia, as opposed to another medical condition? In their quest for answers, individuals with ongoing pain often see one healthcare professional after another, walking away with conflicting diagnoses. If you struggle and wonder whether you have fibromyalgia or not, asking the right questions is...Read More
How to find balance and manage stress when life hurts. Dr. Evan Parks—We picture our life moving forward, accomplishing goals and enjoying good relationships. When chronic pain enters that picture, many of the activities that bring satisfaction are removed from our daily experience. Pain sufferers are left to struggle, not only with chronic pain, but...Read More
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