The Science of Pain

Chapters from will be updated on this site. Once chapters are updated, they will be linked to These chapters are for our patients to help recall what we have learned during treatment to help with chronic pain. Please remember that new information is constantly published and this site must be updated. Please understand that this is not medical advice. Please consult your physician before beginning any exercise program or changing your diet.

Chapter 1: Red Flags – When it is time to contact your physician. Please read this first.

Chapter 2: What is Pain? An Introduction

Chapter 3: Stories and Metaphors to Understand Pain – Key points to understand pain.

Chapter 4: History of Pain Science – Learning about the past will help understand the future.

Chapter 5: The Relationship of Arthritis, Spinal Discs, and  Degenerative Joint Disease With Pain

Chapter 6: Surgery and Pain

Chapter 7: Stress and Worrying about Pain

Chapter 8: Fear Avoidance

Chapter 9: The Memory of Pain (Pain Neurosignatures and Neurotags)

Chapter 10: The Context of Pain

Chapter 11: The Origins of Pain

Chapter 12: The Immune Response and Pain

Chapter 13: From Initial Injury to Chronic Pain – Every component involved in the sensitive nervous system and pain process (Will be updated on a Continued Basis)

Chapter 14: Possible side effects of physical therapy, chiropractics, massage therapy, and any health profession dealing with pain

Movement and Exercise Science: The following chapters discusses the science of of various movement exercises and its relationship to pain.

Chapter 15: The Concept of Self Corrective Exercises

Chapter 16: Breathing Exercises

Chapter 17: Graded Motor Imagery

Chapter 18: Ideomotion Through Movement

Chapter 19: Movements Into Ease – Decreasing Tension of the Nervous System

Chapter 20: Neurodynamics – Improving Mobility of the Nervous System

Chapter 21: Edgework

Chapter 22: Movement by Moshe Feldenkrais

Chapter 23: What is the core and core stabilization?

Chapter 24: Motor Control

Chapter 25: Stretching

Chapter 26: Warming Up

Manual Therapy

Chapter 27: Validity and Reliability of Manual Therapy

Chapter 28: Ideomotion Through Manual Therapy

Chapter 29: Nerve Sensors on the Skin

Chapter 30: Functional Manual Therapy

Other Health Related Topics

Chapter 31: Why isn’t Pain Science Common Knowledge?

Chapter 32: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) formerly called RSD – Regional Sympathetic Disorder

Chapter 33: Fibromyalgia

Chapter 34: Phantom Limb Pain

Chapter 35: The Biomechanical Model

Chapter 36: How do we know what to treat?