Mechanical Back Pain

By |August 14th, 2018|Clinical Somatic Education, pain & pain relief|

What is mechanical back pain? If you're suffering from back pain, you're not alone--between 50% and 80% of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives.1 It's estimated that 97% of cases of back pain are mechanical in nature,2 meaning that the pain is a result of abnormal stresses placed [...]

Video: Your Pain and Injuries are Caused by the Way You’re Using Your Body

By |July 5th, 2017|Clinical Somatic Education, learn the basics, pain & pain relief, videos & graphics|

Recommended reading: Why We're in Pain: Why chronic musculoskeletal pain occurs--and how it can be prevented, alleviated and eliminated with Clinical Somatic Education by Sarah St. Pierre, CSE Somatics: Reawakening the Mind's Control of Movement, Flexibility and Health by Thomas Hanna

Chronic Muscle Soreness: The Cause and Cure

By |May 2nd, 2016|Clinical Somatic Education, pain & pain relief|

Chronic muscle soreness is, quite literally, a pain to live with. Often, no amount of stretching, massage, heat, ice, or ibuprofen can provide much lasting relief. To understand the cause of chronic muscle soreness, we need to start by examining what's happening inside our muscles when they're actively working. Our brain sends a message to [...]

Why We’re in Pain

By |January 29th, 2016|Clinical Somatic Education, pain & pain relief|

It's not an understatement to say that we have a health epidemic in our country: an epidemic of lifestyle-related conditions that includes heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and chronic pain. By and large, these conditions can be prevented, alleviated, and often completely eliminated with proper self-care. So why aren't we taking care of ourselves? Until very [...]

How Muscular Learning Leads to Pain and Degeneration

By |January 6th, 2016|Clinical Somatic Education, pain & pain relief|

We've come to accept the fact that a healthy diet and regular exercise will help us live a longer life and avoid conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Even if we don't follow that advice all the time, we know it to be true: our cardiovascular health and body weight are largely under our control. [...]