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Posts about Neurology

Acute Pain versus Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is nearly always a habit in the nervous system. Acute pain is an interpretation of nociceptive signals indicating tissue damage and inflammation. The tissues optimise the local repairs after a few months, so if the experience of pain persists then...

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Amazing Surgery To Repair CSF Leak

Amazing footage of an operation to repair a cerebrospinal fluid [CSF] leak. In some patients, the CSF may start leaking spontaneously. This type of leakage occurs into the ear or the sinuses. In this surgical video, you will see the repair of...

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Another great video on Pain

See also http://cranialintelligence.com/2012/03/21/great-pain-video-understanding-pain-in-less-than-5-minutes/I have just discovered the site http://saveyourself.ca It looks like it has loads of good stuff on and is the source for this video.

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Body awareness 'cuts pain'

Below is a link to a really interesting article on how representation of the body affects the experience of pain. The is very affirming of the importance of working with dissociation to improve health.  In this study the results show the pain...

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Bodymaps are distorted in chronic pain

The video below is another wonderful development of how pain works. There is a revolution in how researchers are framing pain over the last few years. As teachers in the cranial community we are trying hard to catch up. We have changed our...

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Daniel Dennett: The Normal Well-Tempered Mind

First 6 minutes and then to 16 minutes of this video are wonderful - the transcription is good if you only have time to scan.http://www.edge.org/conversation/the-normal-well-tempered-mindClick this link for the video and transcriptionSome quotes are below. I love the idea of a risky...

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Inspiration for Pain Free Movement

I've Seen A Lot Dance Moves, But Nothing Like This. I Can't Stop Watching This! Dancers always inspire around how I can move my body. Graded Exposure Helps Pain 'If you perform some movement without pain that normally hurts, your brain is likely to...

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Massive Ventricles

 From article in The Lancet 2007 titled 'Brain of a white-collar worker'  A 44 year old man presented to the doctor with a weakness in his leg. 'His neurological development and medical history were otherwise normal. He was a married father of...

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