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Exercise therapy for chronic musculoskeletal pain: Innovation by altering pain memories

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Dolphin, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    This came up in a Google Scholar search for "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" so it is mentioned somewhere - Jo Nijs is an influential ME/CFS researcher. This sort of talk with regard to ME/CFS would make me uncomfortable.

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    Sounds like a lovely bullshit theory that will pan out to be as useless as CBT and GET are for ME.
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    The issue here is conscious thought versus innate neurological mechanism. Thought can only do so much. I doubt this will work, but there is a remote chance it might, which would be interersting. Of cource it depends on what the individual patient's problem is - some problems may or may not be amenable to this kind of thing, though as I said I suspect they will fail. The next question then, is how will the results be presented. Will they get failing results and present them as a success? This happens as we know.
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    In massage therapy, that is a sound applicable protocol often referred to as muscle re-entrainment. Applying it to emotional aspects, though? Forget it. There is a definite pattern of "muscle memory" for pain syndromes, but it has nothing to do with the person fearing pain, just experiencing pain. I doubt muscle re-entrainment would work with ME. The causes are entirely different than in an athlete who has stressed a muscle group over time. This crosses the line into psychobabble all over again, and this time with a legitimate healing tool.
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