Mindfulness physical therapy, pain management, rehabilitation

Archive for the Mindfulness and Pain Category

Stress Amplifies Negative Effects of Pain on Hippocampal Neurogenesis

Many patients with chronic pain can suffer with anxiety and depression as well as learning and memory impairments. The hippocampus is a brain area that […]

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Pain, Opioid Misuse and Mindfulness

Opioid therapy for chronic pain is associated with increased risk for opioid misuse, abuse and overdose.1 “Opioid misuse” can be described as any use of […]

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The Chronic Stress of Chronic Pain: Clinical Implications

For many of our patients, chronic pain is a chronic stress. Unfortunately, the resulting ongoing physiological stress reaction can have neurotoxic influences in key brain […]

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MBSR for Veterans with Gulf War Syndrome

Of the approximately 700,000 military personnel deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1991 and 1992, at least ¼ have reported negative health consequences, including musculoskeletal […]

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Mindfulness and Rheumatoid Arthritis

In a study examining pain and changes in cognitions, symptoms and affect, Davis and colleagues randomized 143 women diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis to mindfulness and […]

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MBSR, Psychological Functioning and Inflammatory Markers in Trauma-Exposed Women

Patients with a history of trauma are at an increased risk of developing chronic pain.1 The dysregulation of inflammatory responses due to early life stress […]

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MBSR Cost Savings for Chronic Low Back Pain

Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP) present a higher economic burden to society and insurance payers than those without CLBP.1 This is largely due […]

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Mindfulness and Pain: An Overview Article

How can mindfulness help people in pain? I describe my experience in an article, Mindful Awareness Training: A promising treatment approach for persistent pain, recently […]

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Mindfulness and Experimental Pain

In a study by Zeidan and colleagues, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was used to investigate the neural mechanisms modulating pain perception in 15 healthy […]

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Mindfulness and Chronic Migraine

In a study by Andrsik and colleagues, patients with a history of migraine headache for at least 10 years and overuse of triptans and NSAIDS for […]

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