Monthly Archives: November 2010

Tips on Preventing Neck and Shoulder Pain (and Having a Good Start to Your Day)

With incidences of neck pain on the rise, Dr Jonathan Kuttner has offered some advice to help people avoid shoulder and neck pain.  A recent survey of a database of more than 6000 people revealed that muscle pain has wide … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain – 42 Percent of Sufferers Feel They’re Not Believed

A new study has been done on more than 2,000 chronic pain sufferers across Europe. The study found that 42 per cent of those in pain think others, including employers and peers, don’t believe their pain exists & they are … Continue reading

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Hope, Meaning and the Freedom to Choose

Viktor Frankl was challenged in a way that we can only hope will never happen again to anyone. His story of struggle and survival in Auschwitz and other concentration camps during World War II is told in the extraordinary book … Continue reading

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Chronic Back Pain – How to Relieve Back Pain and Get a Good Night’s Rest

‘When it comes to coping with back pain, Dr Sally Venn, of the Welsh Backs campaign, said the most important thing is to stay active. “Staying active means different things to different people, but the simple message is carry on … Continue reading

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How Mindset Kept and RAF Pilot Working – Despite a Broken Neck

RAF officer Stephen Brunell served for a six weeks in Afghanistan after falling 12 feet and breaking his neck. But he shrugged the pain off – thinking it was from pulled muscle, and continued in active service.  This is a extreme example … Continue reading

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Skating for Olympic Gold, Surgery and Myofascial Triggers

Olympic gold medallist figure skater Tessa Virtue underwent surgery this October for Compartment Syndrome. Compartment syndrome is a serious condition that is particularly devastating for athletes. It caused Tessa daily pain – despite which she and her partner Scott Moir realized their … Continue reading

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The Pain Chronicles – Less Suffering and More Healing

Years ago, Melanie Thernstrom – author of the bestselling book ‘The Pain Chronicles’ – began her own journey through chronic pain. In this interview, we discuss the hundreds of patients Melanie tracked while trying to figure out the difference between … Continue reading

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