class will cover how physiological and psychological stress plays a major role
in maladaptive neural processes involved in the development of chronic pain. It
will also discuss the relationships between chronic pain, mental health and
sleep problems. this class also covers the research showing how physical trauma
influences the development of subluxations and the consequences on brain
function, i.e. the role of altered proprioceptive signaling in driving the
neural plastic changes associated with chronic spinal pain problems. Finally,
this class covers how best to talk about symptoms with your practice members.
This involves explaining the latest understanding about how symptoms do not
just develop out of thin air, but instead, the problem builds up undetected
over time like a thousand straws on a camel's back, then appear 'suddenly' once
your reach the thousandth straw.