THE FACTS BEHIND CHRONIC PAIN As previously mentioned in my last blog, when the brain perceives you are in danger it calls upon many systems in its response to this discerned threat including: The muscular system- run away, fight The sympathetic system-increase heart rate, sweat The immune system –promote healing, sensitise neurons The endocrine system-reduce […]
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Pink Ribbon Programme Breast cancer is the third most common cause of cancer in Ireland. Recent advances in science and medicine include improvements in diagnosis, new operating techniques and progressions in adjuvant therapies. The types of surgery for breast cancer vary widely depending on each individual presentation. Surgery can span from lumpectomy to radical mastectomy. […]
Brain Map There is a representation or map of every body part in the brain. Consider this the ‘virtual representation’. The correct term for this representation is a homunculus. These virtual bodies inform us of what our ‘actual’ bodies are doing in space. Above are 2 homonculi, 1 representing the skin and the other […]
Pain is often misunderstood, and as a result can cause fear. This fear and confusion can drive our pain experience. This blog explores the true meaning of pain with you. It might facilitate a different approach to your pain management, and hopefully can improve your coping strategies. Pain is the body’s alarm system. It is […]
As the years go by, the pursuit of flexibility can be a wistful bygone goal. In reality we stiffen up a fair bit as time flies. So, what seemed to be regular flexible movement at one stage, now seems difficult to attain. Why do I groan all of a sudden when I’m standing up from […]