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Helping Others Understand Your Invisible Illness

Helping Others Understand Your Invisible Illness

Originally posted on Pain BC.

An invisible illness is one that is unseen to the naked eye. People in pain often have a difficult time explaining their pain to loved ones because, on the outside, they still look the same.

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Return to Play after Injury

Return to Play after Injury

Sport-related concussion (SRC) has received increasing attention from the media, researchers, and athletes over the past few years. With the increased awareness surrounding concussions in sport, there has also been an increased amount of diagnosed concussions.

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What is Neuroplasticity?

What is Neuroplasticity?

Our brain is made up of multiple connections, think of it as multiple wires (neurons) that are connected to each other to communicate messages. After an injury to the brain, some of these connections can become damaged.

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What is the Vestibular System?

What is the Vestibular System?

The vestibular system is a sensory system in your inner ear that helps you maintain your balance. This system is key for providing information regarding motion of the body/head and spatial orientation.

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Pain, Yoga, and the Brain

Pain, Yoga, and the Brain

Originally posted at Pain BC. Chronic pain is linked to our minds through emotions, memory, experiences and mood, and in this way, a form of exercise that targets both the mind and body simultaneously can prove to be extremely beneficial for chronic pain.

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New to Yoga? Here’s how to start

New to Yoga? Here’s how to start

Originally posted on Pain BC. You may have heard of the numerous health benefits associated with yoga, and perhaps you’re open to trying a class but not sure where to start. Not all types of yoga are beneficial for people living with chronic pain.

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Let’s Talk About Concussion

Let’s Talk About Concussion

From The Balance Sheet: Quarterly BC Balance and Dizziness Newsletter. Learn more about concussions, maintaining wellness and treatment tips.

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Helping Others Understand Your Invisible Illness

Helping Others Understand Your Invisible Illness

Originally posted on Pain BC.

An invisible illness is one that is unseen to the naked eye. People in pain often have a difficult time explaining their pain to loved ones because, on the outside, they still look the same. Without any obvious signs of physical injury (such as a cast, using walking aids or having visible scars) it may be difficult for people to understand that there is still something serious happening inside of your body.

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