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Thank You Grand Rounds 6.9 How to Cope with Pain

Thank you to the blog How to Cope with Pain for hosting Grand Rounds Volume 6, Number 9 this week and including my article Reps of Exercises Don't Fix Pain; Fixing Causes Does in the list of best medical writing of the week.

How to Cope with Pain is a blog focusing on ways to live your life with pain, written by a psychiatrist who has spent years in chronic pain.

She generously writes:
"The Fitness Fixer recommends fixing the underlying causes of pain, instead of continuing bad habits and hoping enough reps of certain exercises will cover up the problem."
On the web, Grand Rounds is a collection of the best on-line medical posts from the past week. A different host works hard each week to find and list the articles. This is different from the Grand Rounds in a hospital, which is a lecture for doctors about a patient or topic.

Thank you to this week's host for doing the hard work of collecting and featuring our articles.

Thoughts on Pain:
  • The idea is not to live with pain, but stop the causes and go on to a happier pain free life. Click for tutorials of readers who fixed pain with Fitness Fixer - readers inspiring stories
  • Visit the Academy of Functional Exercise Medicine (AFEM) where students train to make "health care" healthy, and stop pain caused by counterproductive exercise practices and uncaring medical "care." We teach people and communities how to be healthy in body and actions while having fun - no cost preventive medicine - "green" fitness.
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Read success stories of these methods and send your own. Before asking questions, see if your answers are already here by clicking labels under posts, links in posts, archives at right, and The Fitness Fixer Index. Subscribe to The Fitness Fixer, click "updates via e-mail" (under trumpet) upper right.
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Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.