Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Bellis Relative Pain Scale

Pain scales seem to focus mainly on descriptive attributes such as "excruciating" or "moderate" but I thought I'd try one based on 'actual' painful conditions that have somewhat dependable levels of pain.

  1. Paper cut
  2. Ache
  3. Bruise
  4. Sore throat
  5. Deep cut
  6. Stomach Ache
  7. Headache
  8. Ear ache
  9. Pulled muscle
  10. Sprained finger
  11. Toothache
  12. Bach ache
  13. Sprained ankle
  14. Broken rib
  15. Broken bone
  16. Surgical recovery

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Resources for the Prevention and Treatment of Computer-Related Repetitive Strain Injury

Our Old Site

We've converted our site to this simple blog page. If you want something you saw on an earlier visit, here's our old site.

Suparna's Practice

Suparna's office information can be found

Our Book... Now Ebook Only

Now in ebook only... "It's Not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, RSI Theory and Therapy for Computer Professionals" by Jack Bellis & Suparna Damany

Our discontinued print version, still available used on Amazon:

Some notes about our conversion, after 20-some years to ebook:
1) Amazon makes it a bit messy to find and distinguish the two versions. They don't allow authors to link the two (as "Show All Versions") unless all of the descriptive info (metadata) is identical. We updated a lot of metadata for the ebook, so Amazon provides no easy connection between the two.
2) Amazon also seems to have manually edited the page for our original print version, as if by someone who is neither a native English speaker, nor very literary. They altered the punctuation of the title among other things... for no reason I can understand.
3) We chose to go the easy route, playing along with Amazon's Kindle format since they do in fact provide authors with a nearly point-and-click ebook production interface. It is a vital step in the right direction, but does contribute to their market ownership. One choses one's poison.

Our Theory in a Nutshell... or a 5-Page Nutshell

The following figure pretty much distills our 234-page book down as far as it can go. If it makes sense, the read more, our 5-page theory... it might explain why no one else seems to solve your RSI!