Why do we experience pain?

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Pain is a protective system. You experience pain when your brain concludes that your body or your tissues are in danger and something needs to change. This needed change could be your movement patterns, your activity level, even (and maybe most importantly) your thought patterns or attitudes. Your pain is such a powerful protective mechanism that it is always steering you in the direction of safety. Your job is to follow its cues, perhaps with the help of an integrative team.   But how does it work? In their book Explain Pain Supercharged (2017), Butler and Moseley explain how one’s...

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SEX! Can Make or Break a Relationship.

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by Rachael Ross, MD, PhD   Functional Care and Sexual Medicine Sex can make or break a relationship. The desire to be sexual with another person is a natural and healthy human impulse. But the skills to be open to enjoy it while also being knowledgeable and confident enough to become a great lover are not a given. These are learned skills. Does an award-winning tennis player wake up one day and just watch a how-to video, and instantly transform her/himself into a top-ranked player? Did Michael Jordan pick up a basketball and overnight become the basketball sensation that he is...

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