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More than placebo, less than medicine 

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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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.

Trigger points: “So what is going on? My best guess.” I’ve written a new final section for my mildly scandalous “Trigger Point Doubts” article, a “working theory that almost everyone can probably agree to,” namely that trigger point therapy consists of a combination of a good story with induced sensory modulation, which may explain effects that often seem to be somewhat grander than just placebo, while still being less than medicine.

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