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  • Psychological evaluations before spine surgery are becoming more common. Dr. Andrew Block, clinical health psychologist at Texas Back Institute, discusses why they are important for patients and surgeons.

  • In a study, 20% of patients showed signs of PTSD one year after spinal fusion surgery. Can talking to your doctor before surgery help, or is there a better way?

  • Nigel Lloyd combines fitness training with cognitive behavioral hypnotherapy to help both the body and the mind. Less-Stress London recently spoke with Nigel in search of uncovering how his teachings can benefit someone with a chronic pain condition. Here's what happened.

  • Less-Stress London spoke with Shahroo Izadi, a behavioral specialist to learn the ins and outs of motivating ourselves and the people around us — because even though you may have a bad back, you can still have a good life.

  • A whole host of treatments are available for anxiety — from cognitive behavioral therapy to mindfulness. But when it comes to panic attacks, the makers of the bcalm inhaler say that many episodes are triggered not by psychological issues but rather a physiological one: sensitivity to high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2).

  • Just how the earth has music for those who listen — the plants can heal, if we let them. And, there's one plant that comes to mind — hemp. Unlike medical marijuana products, which are made from plants with high concentrations of psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol, THC, CBD has all of the positive effects of THC, minus the high. Here are eight conditions CBD can help.

  • Whether you’re looking to boost your mood, increase your energy or regulate your sleep patterns, light therapy can literally brighten up your day. The HumanCharger, uses a new technology, which directs light to your brain via your ear canals rather than your eyes. Can it improve your mood even with chronic back pain? Let's find out.

  • Being outside in nature makes us feel good for all sorts of reasons. The color green is soothing, fresh air is energizing and uplifting, blowing away the cobwebs of daily life. And in London (the U.S. too), we are lucky enough to have plenty of beautiful parks all around the city. According to nature-based psychotherapist, Beth Collier, nature can play an active role in counseling, too.

  • 13 More Reasons Why: Chronic Pain & Suicide
    October 6, 2017 | Articles

    According to the CDC, suicide is the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S. And, 100 million American adults have some form of chronic pain. Did you also know that there are 41,149 suicides every year in our nation? If you don't, now you do but there's more...

  
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