Prehab – Optimizing Surgical Outcomes

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Chronic pain is problem that infiltrates every aspect of your life. You have pursued endless treatments with promise of relief and you keep being disappointed. Eventually you may give up any hope of a cure. Most people are not anxious to undergo surgery but it seems like a definitive solution … Read More

Trying Not to Be Judgmental

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Most people have heard of the psychological concept projection, a defense mechanism that allows us to transfer our unwanted feelings or behavior onto another person. For example, a person who is highly self-critical may constantly feel (or fear) criticism from others. When we judge people around us—either positively or negatively—we … Read More

“Buying” Anxiety

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Anxiety Off of Work Essentially every patient I see that has been off work more than three months has elevated anxiety. This gets noted on my intake questionnaire or comes out in conversation. I always directly address the anxiety. If I had a choice, every patient would have some access … Read More