Compensation and a different take on nagging pain...

About 7-8 weeks ago I took a weekend seminar called NeuroKinetic Therapy. It blew my mind. This rarely happens.

People move differently in pain. When we are in pain we adapt our movements to protect what hurts and reduce our overall pain. This is just the surface. 

Digging deeper the adaptation to pain involves:

When looking into “broken backs”, there are two issues that determine whether or not the injury is super serious, or just kind of serious. This lies with whether or not the fracture is stable or unstable

How is it possible for an NFL quarterback to play in a game less than two weeks after breaking his back?

On December 9th, the star quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, Cam Newton rolled his truck in a two-vehicle accident. While strapped to a spine board, paramedics took him from the scene. He was later x-rayed and diagnosed with two fractured transverse processes (TVP) in his back.

The concern is that up to 15% of patients diagnosed with a concussion will continue to experience persistent problems such as reduced functional ability, heightened emotional distress, and delayed return to work or school. 

Why is everyone talking about concussions?

Lately, discussions surrounding concussions have really risen to the surface in the sport world; and by all rights, it should be a topic of hot conversation. Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Many survivors of mTBI deal with persistent difficulties for years post injury.