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Explainer: what is pain and what is happening when we feel it?

Pain scientists are reasonably agreed that pain is an unpleasant feeling in our body that makes us want to stop and change our behaviour. We no longer think of pain as a measure of tissue damage – it doesn’t actually work that way even in highly controlled experiments. We now think of pain as a complex and highly sophisticated protective mechanism.

What are viruses anyway, and why do they make us so sick? 5 questions answered

Some viruses cause the common cold, and some are crucial to human survival. New viruses can also emerge, and they typically create illness in humans when they have very recently jumped from another species to humans. As world health leaders try to determine how to respond to the new coronavirus, virus expert Marilyn J. Roossinck answers a few questions.

How to cope with anxiety while social distancing

Social distancing is crucial to slow the spread of COVID-19, but can put individuals at risk for mental health problems. It also has serious implications for those already suffering from psychological distress. Here, Elissa Kozlov, a licensed clinical psychologist and instructor at Rutgers University’s School of Public Health, discusses strategies for taking care of your mental health while staying at home.
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Since the publication of the first edition in 2013, the utilization of dry needling in clinical practice has expanded dramatically throughout the world. Indeed, more and more professionals have been using dry needling to effectively reducing acute and chronic pain, as well as improving motor performance, range of motion, and strength.

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Pain scale

Rethinking the pain scale: How much do pain assessment tools need to evolve, on a scale of 1-10?

Assessing patient pain is an essential aspect of the intake process. Pain is often what prompts patients to seek care, and measuring that pain over time is vital to determining whether treatments are working. Pain can be a valuable source of information for clinicians, often making it possible to identify problem areas and develop solutions.
But while pain is an important symptom full of information about the underlying cause, the standard instruments of pain measurement extract very little of that information. The typical 1-10 scale that appears on posters and websites has little bearing on what the pain means from a diagnostic perspective, and even less bearing on the patient’s subjective experience of pain.
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CMCC Backs in Motion

Date: April 26, 2020
Location: Toronto
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Brain Injury Canada Conference

Date: April 30-May 1, 2020
Location: Ottawa
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