#83 — Pain Solutions: Real vs. Hype w/Paul Ingraham of

Paul says that the science of aches, pains, and injuries is surprisingly weird, controversial, and interesting, and his job is to translate it for both patients and pros. In his writing, he works to make it friendlier than the institutional health care sites, but more scholarly and detailed than most health blogs.

My own experience on was shocking….I was shocked at how gullible I have been over these many years.  It was humbling to find several “areas of no doubt” ….of ”universal truths”, I thought ….that are actually based on repeated anecdote and faith in authority instead of scientific fact.  I always thought that I was skeptical but it turned out I was a sucker for a well-articulated, logical explanation. 

Listen in to discover your own pain solutions that will really work for you.

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Paul Ingraham Bio

Paul Ingraham is a Vancouver science writer and a former Registered Massage Therapist.  He left that profession over concerns about pseudoscientific beliefs and practices, and went on to create, a website about the science of pain, injury, treatment, and rehab, where he has published hundreds of articles and ten books on these themes, the most successful of which is his guide to the tricky topic of “trigger points.” He’s also a reluctant runner and, until very recet retirement, an avid ultimate player (the Frisbee sport) with a long list of his own sports injuries and pain problems. 

The ever curious athlete who demands answers.
About the Author
Curious athlete who demands answers. Husband to Susan ( Father of 3 daughters. Athletic pursuits over time, in reverse order: cycling, skiing, mountaineering, rock climbing, triathlon, golf, tennis, football.

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