Suggested Readings and Resources
"Learning about pain helps change how you think about your problem and can help you start planning out your own personal recovery strategies. This book (along with many others referenced at the end) teaches you a little bit about pain but ideally it gives you the knowledge to start doing things about your pain."
Dr Nathan Kadlecek at Kadalyst Wellness and Physical Therapy has put together a great series of infographics explaining lumbar flexion and if there is an association with low back pain.
Do your knees snap, crackle,and pop? Is it arthritsis? Will I need surgery? Short answer, probably not. Humans are noisy creatures, we make all kinds of sounds. Studies actually suggest that crepitations (cracking) is an indicaion of a healthy joint. If there is pain associatated with the sounds or particular movements, then go see a provider that can help diagnose the issue and guide treatment.
Why Things Hurt - Lorimer Moseley
Why do we hurt? Do we actually experience pain, or is it merely illusion? In this video, Lorimer Moseley explores these questions, and position the pain that we feel as our bodies' way of protecting us from damaging tissues further. He also looks at what this might mean for those who suffer from chronic pain.
Why We Sleep
The Oxygen Advantage