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Weekly nuggets of pain science news and insight, usually 100-300 words, with the occasional longer post. The blog is the “director’s commentary” on the core content of a library of major articles and books about common painful problems and popular treatments. See the blog archives or updates for the whole site.

Science sez digital rectal exams are a bad idea for routine prostate screening. There is “considerable lack of evidence supporting its efficacy.”

So much of medicine has been based on tradition, authority, and what “makes sense,” and so much of that has turned out to be wrong. Segue to musculoskeletal medicine …

Orthopedic surgeries are among best examples of this phenomenon, where one “popular” procedure after another is being proven ineffective, now that they are actually being properly tested. See Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo, by Ian Harris.

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