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Free-Weight Lifting helps a LOT for Low Back Pain

Free-Weight Lifting helps a LOT for Low Back Pain

The effects of a free-weight-based resistance training intervention on pain, squat biomechanics and MRI-defined lumbar fat infiltration and functional cross-sectional area in those with chronic low back. Welch N, Moran K, Antony J, Richter C, Marshall B, Coyle J, Falvey...

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Chad Reilly December 14, 2017 2 Comments

Electric Stimulation for RSD / CRPS (Chad’s Review)

Electric Stimulation for RSD / CRPS (Chad’s Review)

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy  (RSD), causalgia, and a host of other names is kind of like headaches and neuropathy were for me. In that I didn’t initially have any particular interest in the...

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Chad Reilly March 31, 2017 6 Comments

Exercise and Neuropathy (Chad’s Review)

Exercise and Neuropathy (Chad’s Review)

I’m intending to make this blog a review of pertinent research on exercise and neuropathy and making comments with regards to my thoughts and how it affects my current treatment programs for neuropathy. I’ll be updating and adding studies to...

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Chad Reilly December 9, 2016 No Comments

Placebo Effect: You Probably Shouldn’t Know This, But…

Placebo Effect: You Probably Shouldn’t Know This, But…

This is one of those papers where the abstract doesn’t quite cut it, and the whole paper was a fascinating read. I got thinking about it after reading my favorite paper on acupuncture, “Acupuncture is Theatrical Placebo” and I have since...

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Chad Reilly February 23, 2016 No Comments

TENS, More Electric Stimulation is Better than Less

TENS, More Electric Stimulation is Better than Less

Adjusting pulse amplitude during transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) application produces greater hypoalgesia.Pantaleão MA, Laurino MF, Gallego NL, Cabral CM, Rakel B, Vance C, Sluka KA, Walsh DM, Liebano RE. J Pain. 2011 May;12(5):581-90. Abstract Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)...

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Chad Reilly June 17, 2015 2 Comments

Central Sensitization and Chronic Pain

Central Sensitization and Chronic Pain

Central sensitization: implications for the diagnosis and treatment of pain. Pain. 2011 Mar;152(3 Suppl):S2-15. Woolf CJ. [FREE FULL TEXT] Abstract Nociceptor inputs can trigger a prolonged but reversible increase in the excitability and synaptic efficacy of neurons in central nociceptive pathways,...

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Chad Reilly July 26, 2014 No Comments