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July 11, 2019

This issue has concerned me for years.  I have treated thousands of patients for stress-related health conditions.  TMS/PPD is the most common one.    I have treated back pain, neck pain, jaw pain, pelvic pain, arm pain, foot pain, headaches, and other conditions that...

November 4, 2015

I've long noticed that people with chronic pain/TMS often exhibit limitation of motion not only from pain, but from FEAR OF MOVEMENT.  A recent study in the journal PAIN (March 2015) examined this issue.  Physical changes in skin conductance, etc. were demonstrated wit...

July 15, 2015

Researchers in Belgium found that that certain psychological factors were associated with infections in the gut after inadvertent exposure to contaminated water.  Specifically, anxiety and somatization were associated, but not depression. 


This same group of indiv...

May 8, 2015




The term, "horse whisperer" or "dog whisperer"  is used to refer to a person who is especially attuned to these animals and can communicate with them in subtle and powerful ways.  Essentially the communication goes from person to animal and there are also subtle com...

April 15, 2015

Recently MEDSCAPE published an article entitled:  Managing Headache: Too Many Tests, Not Enough Counseling?  Specifically, the authors noted that: 


The application of advanced imaging for headache increased during the study period, from 6.7% of visits in 1999...

April 8, 2015

Taiwanese researchers reviewed a nationwide database and found that indivudals diagnosed with fibromyalgia-- muscle pain, myofascial pain, sleep issues, etc.  had a higher incidence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  The frequency compared to the rest of the population with...

March 25, 2015


A colleague shared an interesting article by Kuittinen, et al  out of  Finland.  The authors looked at visually measured spinal stenosis on MRI and correlated it with patient symptoms.  It wasn't what you might have expected.


Spinal stenosis is narrowing of...

February 15, 2015

I received an interesting email from an independent research colleague, Arthur Klurstein, that relates to the work that I do.  Ultimately, we are teaching people to use a change in their understanding and their thoughts to drive changes in neural pathways... from pain...

February 8, 2015

                   (Note: Stock photo above, not a patient, of course)


This month's most amazing story was a woman who came in recently with thirty-five (35) years of symptoms.  She had pain, fatigue, digestive issues a...

January 25, 2015


Richard Friedman MD reviewed in the New York Times an article by Helen Mayberg, MD from JAMA Psychiatry .  Dr. Mayberg started with the known premise that some patients do better with medication for depression, others do better with therapy (cognitive-behavioral...

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