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About PainScience.com (formerly SaveYourself.ca)

12 years of publishing science-powered advice about your stubborn aches, pains, and injuries

I study the science of aches and pains — mostly musculoskeletal and rehab stuff, which is often surprisingly weird and interesting — and translate it for patients and professionals, about 30,000 of you each day, viewing about 1.1 million pages per month. I try to make it friendlier than the institutional health care sites, but more scholarly and detailed than most health blogs. I emphasize self-help for the patient, but many professionals come here too — because everyone likes clear, simple language about complex problems.

What’s here? More than 230 featured articles, and eight particularly big tutorials about maddeningly stubborn pain problems and injuries like neck pain or iliotibial band syndrome. There’s also a huge database of pain science studies, and a blog about a lot of funny and odd items as I go. The site is about 1,300,000 words in all (about the size of the Game of Thrones books). See the home page or what’s new for ideas about where to start.

Paul Ingraham
, PainScience.com Publisher


778-968-0930


What makes PainScience.com different?

And who am I?

I am a science writer in Vancouver, Canada. Readers often mistake me for an “expert,” but no: I am just a writer, well-acquainted with the work of the real experts. I was also a Registered Massage Therapist for a decade; I had a busy practice in downtown Vancouver specializing in chronic pain cases. I was the assistant editor of Science-Based Medicine from 2009–2016, and I am nearly done a (long-procrastinated) Bachelor of Health Sciences degree. I am middle-aged runner and ultimate player with lots of my own athletic injuries and chronic pain issues. Full bio.

Follow the money

This site makes money from the sale of educational e-books (not advertising). The self-publishing success story is of interest to many readers. Support PainScience.com by buying some books, or please donate by linking if you have a blog. Sincere links are what keeps it all going.

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