International Awareness Day for ME/CFS, FM and Environmental Sensitivities 2016 Persistent Pain Q & A

May 11, 2016

This is a video recording of the 20 minute Q&A session done after the presentations by Dr. Moskowitz and Dr. DeLisle. Dr. Moskowitz fielded questions from both the in-house audience as well as the online audience.  

Also available is the audio-only version of the Q&A session. You may listen to it by clicking on the audio player above this text, or you may download it to your computer or mobile device.

Here are some of the questions asked in the Q&A.

  1. What is Neuroplastic transformation?- Many passive and active treatments (e.g. ECT, TMS) work through neuroplastic changes but neuroplastic transformation focuses on empowering the patient with the skills to self-manage and at the very least feel like they are regaining some of the control of their lives that persistent pain has taken away. 
  2. What types of persistent pain can neuroplasticity help with? Neuroplastic transformation may be helpful for a wide range of pain conditions including migraine, fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome.
  3. Transitioning from/shedding of standard medical therapies to/in favour of neuroplastic transformation techniques is done in the Functionality phase of RAFT. 
  4. How long does it take for Neuroplastic transformation to work? The longer the persistent pain has been there, the longer it takes for neuroplastic transformation techniques to work; however, it is not always the case.
  5. When can I start Neuroplastic transformation? Physical illness or injuries do not have to be healed before neuroplastic transformation techniques can work to control pain.
  6.  How does Neuroplasticity work? – which becomes easier with practise- should be done 24/7 so that pain is always counter-stimulated.



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