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The science of pain management.
Evan Parks Psy.D.
Are hard times squeezing gratitude out of your life? Learn how gratitude can help you manage stress, pain, and emotions more effectively and help you become more resilient.
Are you training your brain to produce pain by what you anticipate? Learn how to harness the ability to rewire your brain through visualization.
New, mounting evidence shows that COVID-19 leaves victims with long-term health consequences. Chronic pain is one that we can address right now.
Wouldn’t it be great to have better control over how and when pain shows up? Well, there is a way we can do this—with the help of neuroscience.
With 68% of Americans feeling that everything is out of control, how do people with chronic pain rise above their circumstances to find balance?
Does chronic pain prevent you from getting good sleep? No—it does not. Identify the five common barriers to good sleep and start sleeping again.
Does your childhood trauma increase your risk of developing chronic pain in adulthood? Understanding how stress impacts development is key.
How many times are diagnostic tests run on patients with chronic pain that all come back “normal” or “inconclusive?” Does this mean pain is simply psychological? No, it does not.
How do you know if your pain symptoms are related to fibromyalgia? Asking the right questions is essential for getting the help you need.
Where do you turn for help when back surgery fails to provide pain relief or improved functioning? Neuroscience can help you recover.
Most people automatically assume passing a kidney stone is going to be painful. But why do we assume this? Is it possible for pain like this to be optional?
Evan Parks, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and an adjunct assistant professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He is the host of the Pain Rehab podcast.