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“Negative” 

 •  • by Paul Ingraham

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 PainScience.com: a library of major articles and books about common painful problems and popular treatments. See the blog archives or updates for the whole site.

Why am I so “negative”? I am often asked this. There are many answers, and the most important has always been that I value truth-telling in health care for its own sake, even if it’s disappointing, and unfortunately a lot of it is. Here’s a nice quote from author Chris Brogan that gives another nice answer: “To truly know what works, you have to learn what doesn’t work first.”

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