My dear friend Anton Harms sent me a short note today. It’s the kind of thing that keeps me going – thinking that in some small way that NOI has made a positive contribution to this change:
I assessed a guy in the OA knee clinic a couple days ago and he said the pain was so severe when it first began that ‘even sympathy made it worse’ – when people talked to him about it and expressed sympathy.
I do not know what I would have made of that comment 10 yrs ago; but it sits beautifully into the present paradigm
My hope is that in another 10 years everyone who treats pain will be able to easily understand and explain comments and experiences, not just like these, but other ‘outlandish’, ‘weird’ or otherwise seemingly mystifying symptoms, with simple, accurate, neuroimmune science-based nuggets and narratives.
Get a blast of the latest and greatest neuroimmune science at a NOI course in 2016 – Combined Explain Pain and GMI courses in Townsville April 29 – May 1, and Noosa June 17-19, and Pain, Plasticity and Rehabilitation in Adelaide 14-15May.