Best EIM Blogs of 2017

As the end of the year approaches, at Evidence In Motion, we want to celebrate the best blog posts that our team members have shared throughout 2017. From the deeply personal struggle of allowing tragedy to connect clinician and patient to commentary on healthcare reform, this year’s blogs have covered a variety of topics that will help you become…

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Is Pain Neuroscience Education the Same as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

We often get the question: is pain neuroscience education the same as cognitive behavioral therapy? The literal answer is no. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psychosocial intervention that is based on a combination of basic principles from behavioral and cognitive psychology. It was originally designed to treat depression, but is now used for various mental disorders. To deliver CBT…

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Hope, Goals and Jimmy Fallon

I heard a great story from a patient of mine last week. It’s great because it involves my absolute favorite celebrity on the planet: Jimmy Fallon. It’s also great because as the patient and I talked pain neuroscience education (PNE), his story wove right into a point I was trying to make with him, and one I think…

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Low Back Pain is the ‘Common Cold’ of the Spine

Several years ago articles on low back pain (LBP) would typically start off by stating how common LBP is in clinical practice.  One of my favorite opening statements goes like this:
“Next to the common cold, low back pain is the most common reason that individuals visit a physician’s office.” (reference here, original article here)
This statement has stuck…

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Is “Getting Old” a Choice?

One of my favorite patients (seen 8 years ago) was a lady who was in her mid 60s who came to see me for a vestibular dysfunction. While going through my systematic exam and asking her to squat, I heard probably the most unsettling noises come from her knees as she bent down. Her knees sounded like door hinges that…

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