Welcome. I’m a science writer and retired Registered Massage Therapist in Vancouver, Canada (full bio). I have an odd job: all day long I study the science of pain and therapy and translate it for patients and professionals. I try to make it more interesting and readable than the big mainstream health care sites, but more scholarly and substantive than most of the world’s health blogs. I maintain a huge bibliography of scientific sources, for instance, but with hundreds of plain English summaries, and a lot of funny and odd items too.
This website is no blog: it’s an archive of constantly updated resources, hundreds of free articles, plus several big tutorials (ebooks) about specific chronic pain problems, like low back pain, muscle knots, or runner’s knee. The pain-relief and rehab tips page is one great place to start, and I have reading guides for patients and professionals, plus readers specifically interested in skepticism about pain treatment. A compilation of pain-busting tips is packed with links to other articles. Enjoy your reading!