The neuromatrix theory of how pain becomes chronic and its use for pain management

Pain research has progressed over the years while pain treatment really hasn't adapted to that new research. Pain treatment is very biomedical but research has long suggested a much more multidisciplinary and multimodal methodology. Hell, even I, as a pain patient have really thought a multidisciplinary approach is quite fundamental but not really focused on … Continue reading The neuromatrix theory of how pain becomes chronic and its use for pain management

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) assessment day

I had my assessment for Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy. It was a long but very thorough appointment to assess problem areas and set up exercises. The aim of course is to, well, stimulate the vestibular system so that it accommodates and adjusts to stimulus that is typically trigger symptoms. Stimulate means- shake the system up a … Continue reading Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) assessment day

Sudden onset diverticulitis abdominal pain led to an ER visit

I had a recent ER visit because I got quite violently ill. It seemed like an extremely severe IBS flare since I do have IBS-D. But that has been fairly controlled since I have gone on a very high fiber diet so it was very painful and extreme for no reason I could determine. I … Continue reading Sudden onset diverticulitis abdominal pain led to an ER visit