I’m not talking about the food kind. As you’re all aware, this is a site about chronic pain education and pain management. But what do DIMs SIMs have to do with chronic pain you would so rightly ask? If you [...]
The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) is one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. Although famous for her colorful self-portraits and associations with celebrities Diego Rivera and Leon Trotsky, less known is the fact that she had lifelong chronic pain. Frida Kahlo developed poliomyelitis at age 6 years, was in a horrific trolley car accident in her teens, and would eventually endure numerous failed spinal surgeries and, ultimately, limb amputation. She endured several physical, emotional, and psychological traumas in her lifetime, yet through her art, she was able to transcend a life of pain and disability. Of her work, her self-portraits are conspicuous in their capacity to convey her life experience, much of which was imbued with chronic pain. Signs and symptoms of chronic neuropathic pain and central sensitization of nociceptive pathways are evident when analyzing her paintings and medical history. This article uses a narrative approach to describe how events in the life of this artist contributed to her chronic pain. The purpose of this article is to discuss Frida Kahlo's medical history and her art from a modern pain sciences perspective, and perhaps to increase our understanding of the pain experience from the patient's perspective.
I’m a member of PainAustralia, well, PainTrain is. As you all know I support and follow alot of the pain educators and advocates. Why? Because it’s important to support the organisations that are educating professionals and the general public about [...]
Hawaa Dajan is a psychology honours student at USQ doing her research project on the relationship between emotional expression and pain/illness. Hawaa contacted me through FB and asked if I could share her information. Of course! Hawaa and her co [...]
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I’m going to get more serious with my drive for patient management. Expect more posts about the job we’ve unofficially been hired to do. I know, I know, as if it’s not difficult enough managing pain, now we have to [...]
This way for males with pelvic pain or pelvic issues. Dr Susie Gronski predominately focuses on male pelvic pain and describes herself as providing 'expert pelvic health advice without the jargon'! Follow the FREE In Your Pants podcasts with Dr. Susie [...]
Pudendal Neuralgia Association, Inc (PNA) invite you to a FREE online webinar: How can physical therapy help with pelvic neuralgias and self-help tips and Stephanie Pendergasts' Free Meeting for Males With Pelvic Pain April 18, 2018 6:30-7:30 PM EST Amy Stein, PT, [...]
The eighth Inter-Professional Workshop For all health professionals who engage with people experiencing pain Thursday 21st – Friday 22nd June 2018. Wyllie Arthritis Centre, 17 Lemnos Street Shenton Park, WA For Details and on-line Registration Contact Melanie Galbraith, email@example.com John [...]
GPADD 2018 Dealing with Addiction Conference – I'm Presenting! It's a topic that needs serious attention and I'm honoured to be invited to speak and share my personal experience. My aim is to share the resources that I've found that have helped me avoid dependency, and to share resources that have helped me understand my complex chronic health issue. Education is key for both the patient and the professional in the management of chronic health issues.