Exercise and that’s all?

By far the most popular post I’ve written was the one about sticky back beliefs. You’d think from the response that I’d revolutionised the world! But basically, all I said was how we view our pain makes an enormous difference to how we experience it. It’s the same for exercise. Exercise can be such a…

Sticky back beliefs

Do you know the truth about your back? Let’s check it out: What did you say? Backs are actually amazingly well-designed. The vertebrae are linked together by strong ligaments, supported by powerful muscles, and yet they’re flexible enough to let you curl into a wee ball or twist to look behind or reach high above…

Exercise for chronic pain

Exercise. How on earth could anyone expect a person with chronic pain to exercise – surely it’s only going to INCREASE pain? The short answer is “YES” it’s likely to increase pain – BUT without exercising you’ll be able to do less and less over time. Exercising is good for chronic pain, but it’s got…

Sleeping like a baby

Anyone with chronic pain knows the feeling of going to sleep after tossing and turning, waking up in the middle of the night and having trouble getting back to sleep, then finally getting up in the morning feeling as if you’ve had NO SLEEP AT ALL! There’s a number of reasons for sleep being a…

What can I do to help myself?

You are the only person who knows what it’s like to have your pain. No-one else can feel it, can know what you think about in the middle of the night when you can’t sleep, can remember who told you what, and no-one else can do the everyday things that need to be done to…