How Not to Solve Chronic Pain

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The core pattern of human behavior to ensure survival has revolved around avoiding unpleasant body sensations, especially anxiety. The limited choices aren’t effective over time. We instinctively use two methods. Control Rigid structured thinking. Control takes the form of either escaping or controlling the situation creating distress and it works. … Read More

Out of the Valley, with Dolls

When I first met Sarah, she was close to 75 and had been experiencing debilitating pain for decades. But, since her spine x-rays revealed only normal degeneration consistent with her age, I set her to work on the DOC process. After about a year of working diligently through the tools, … Read More

Societal Disintegration – Untreated Anxiety

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Human history is one of unending power struggles and violence. The patterns of behavior are established on the school ground and play out through adulthood. Every child has anxiety with it being more of a problem if he or she is from an abusive family. Aced Out They are thrown … Read More

Your Unconscious Brain – Bull Riding

Your unconscious brain processes data at an estimated one million times per second than your conscious brain and it evolved around avoiding anxiety. Every second of your body’s existence revolves around minimizing it regardless of what action is required. Lack of air, food, water, protection, and shelter all elicit a … Read More

Anxiety, Anger, and Adrenaline

I am continually trying to understand the Neurophysiological Disorder (NPD) and find better ways to explain it. Here is another one of my attempts. Every human being has anxiety as a necessary survival trait. Every cell in the human body has evolved to survive – not to have a great time. … Read More

Your Hand Stuck Over the Stove

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Picture taken from Ernesto Sanchez’s guest post, “The Journey of 1000 Moons” “I’m Fine” Here’s a puzzling situation I often encounter: A patient experiencing severe chronic pain on my spine intake questionnaire rates him or herself as a zero on a 10-point scale with regards to anxiety, depression, and anger. … Read More

Anger and Workers’ Comp

A Failed System Our medical and political system has failed. Employers have abused workers as long as there have been employers and workers. The intent of worker’s comp’s no-fault system was to both provide excellent medical care as well as improve worker safety. Although workplace safety has dramatically improved since … Read More

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