Nocebo Effect Vs. Placebo Effect: Language Can Affect Outcomes

Nocebo is the anti-placebo. The nocebo effect is a negative effect or outcome due to a negative expectation. A negative outcome, or nocebo effect, can be a greater perception of pain. Negative information can make patients experience greater pain.

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“Rest Is Good for Your Pain” | Busting Movement & Pain Myths | Series with Dr. DePalma and Dr. Camoratto

The age-old response to someone in pain or who has an injury is to just go lay down and rest. However, rest is not the answer. Rest does not help us heal. Rest does not ease our pain.

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Busting Movement & Pain Myths | Series with Dr. DePalma and Dr. Camoratto

I have teamed up with Dr. Joe Camoratto to address many myths that we and our patients have encountered in the rehab industry.

These myths are some of the most common beliefs in rehab. Much of what the industry “knows” is not what evidence backs up to today.

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