Friday, October 28, 2011

Body in Mind a great resource for information on pain and pain management.

Check out Body in Mind for the latest information and research on pain and pain management.

Found this Understanding Pain Video on Body In Mind website.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Chronic Pain Australia website - I encourage you to visit

Chronic Pain Australia is an organisation dedicated to reducing suffering and isolation caused by chronic pain in the Australian community. One of their core aims is creating awareness that chronic pain is a condition in its own right, not a psychological condition and that it is real and costly, personally and collectively.
I suggest spending time navigating the website, in particular the Resources section where you'll find personal pain stories (you can share your own) and much more. If you have an Iphone you might like to check out this impressive application to help people manage their condition, record pain levels, medication and treatment.  Chronica Iphone app.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Noi Group's programme Recognize now FREE in App Store

Recognize is a programme developed by NEURO ORTHOPAEDIC INSTITUTE (AUSTRALASIA)  to help train left/right discrimination as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation programme. It's available for a short time as a free application for Iphones and Ipads. It will later be available as an android application.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

New Brighton Farmers Market - keeping it simple is eating smart.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Clinical trials for CRPS/RSD

 I've just come across an inspiring blog elle est belle la seine la seine elle est belle. I encourage you to read about the author if only to discover what inspired the blog's title. I am very pleased to note that there is a trial about the Effect of Vitamin C on preventing the development of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome following Ankle Fracture.
Other trials  are listed here. 
I'm adding this blog to my CRPS?RSD Recommended Websites Link List to the right of this blog.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Science Dirtect - How Pain Distracts The Brain

Pain demands our attention.  It is this aspect of pain which has served to protect us and ensure man's survival. Science Direct explains this well in their article How Pain Distracts The Brain.

Ulrike Bingel and colleagues at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf published their discovery in the journal Neuron.
They used a technique in which MRI technology is used to register blood flow across regions of the brain indicating brain activity. Researchers noted that when performing to a visual task whilst enduring pain there was a "parallel impairment of accuracy in subjects' recognition of the images". Thus they know for sure that the "pain distracts the brain".
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