Healing Education is a monthly magazine available on iPhone and Android devices. The magazine is an app that provides valuable information about back pain causes and treatment that can be downloaded to your device. Our third issue, themed “Mind-Body Connection,” is now available.
Our first issue launched in February of 2014 and contains several topics of interest to those looking for safe, effective and natural methods for working toward a pain-free life. In our second issue, we featured articles and video from health and wellness experts that explore the complex relationship between excess weight and chronic pain as well as tips for managing both.
In our third issue, we provide articles and video to help readers understand the many ways in which our psychological and physical states interconnect. The issue explores themes of depression, fear, behavior and pain, providing readers with the latest in pain theory as well as resources for breaking the cycle of pain.
About the Issue
Issue #3 contains the following:
1. “Explaining Chronic Pain: The Role that Stress Plays and the Creation of Learned Nerve Pathways”: In this video, Dr. Howard Schubiner describes his theory, increasingly backed by evidence, that chronic pain is often caused by the nerves and brain, not tissue injury. He provides an action plan for replacing “pain pathways” with “no-pain pathways.”
2. “Rest or Move? Avoid Back Pain Misconceptions”: In this article, I take a look at some popular and counterproductive misconceptions about what pain means for movement.
3. “Reviews of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbooks for Chronic Pain”: Here you’ll find a compilation of comments and summaries, including pros and cons lists, for two popular cognitive behavioral therapy workbooks. Product reviews were sourced from patients as well as mental health experts.
4. “Can Nutrition Offer an Alternative to Taking Antidepressants?”: Nutritional Therapist Nicky Seabrook walks readers through an array of nutritional options for combating depression, with plenty of research to back it up.
5. “Addressing Fear of Movement in the Treatment of Chronic Back Pain”: Psychotherapy is not the only option for alleviating fear of movement. In this article, I discuss two approaches to exercise therapy that help patients believe by doing.
6. “4 Safe Low-Impact Exercises for Back and Neck Pain”: Author Carrie Gonzales discusses four types of exercise that are rigorous enough to yield health benefits, but gentle enough on the body not to exacerbate pain or injury.
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