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The science of pain management.
Evan Parks Psy.D.
Blocked emotions can lead to chronic pain, impaired sleep, and a variety of health issues. Learn the six signs you are pushing your anxiety away at the cost of your health.
A common belief is that stress is bad for us. Turns out, it is our beliefs about stress that are harmful, not stress itself.
Is it time to break up with your virtual support group? Is your support group holding you back? Learn the signs to determine whether your support group is doing more harm than good.
By changing the software of the brain, new connections can be made to restore functioning lost to FND.
How to help yourself (and your doctor) when your symptoms don’t make sense.
Functional neurological disorders can present with alarming, inexplicable symptoms—often creating confusion for patients and physicians alike.
COVID-19 long-haulers face uncertain treatment options. These patients, and the doctors treating them, are finding hope following the principles of rehabilitation medicine.
Chronic pain sufferers may be surprised to hear that they should talk less often about their pain. But the language used to talk and think about pain can prompt the brain to produce more pain and exist in a state of high alert.
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.