Physical therapist Greg Cecere joins the show to deconstruct how we experience pain. We talk about his background (1:30) before delving into what it means when we feel pain (7:30), the anatomy of the nervous system experience of pain and response to injury (14:00), chronic vs. acute injuries (20:00), the neurologic basis behind chronic injury (23:45), and how our understanding of pain can help us approach treating and recovering from injury (28:00). We also briefly discuss dry needling and acupuncture (34:45).
Intro music: "Fine Line" by the Bloodletters
Outro music: "When I Was Still Young" by Yard Sale