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5 Tips to Cope with Chronic Pain Jul 10th, 2019

Tip #1: This pain is not your fault, but you are responsible for taking care of it.  In other words, own your pain. Hear me out on this one. Too often, we get caught up in existential rumination like why we have this pain or what we did to deserve...

What is a Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program? Jul 9th, 2019

  Chronic pain rehabilitation programs have five goals: Reduce pain Return to work or some other regular, meaningful activity Overcome problems that occur as a result of living with pain, like anxiety, irritability, depression, sleep disturbance, stressed relationships Reduce reliance on the use of narcotic pain medications Reduce reliance on...

Radio Frequency Ablation for Arthritis Pain Jun 28th, 2019

Our bodies are constantly being bombarded everyday from wifi, cell phone signals, and radio waves. Have you ever wondered if this constant stimulation could cause any sort of effect on the human body? Well interestingly enough, physicians have found a way to use radio waves to treat pain in the...

What is a Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection? Jun 26th, 2019

The Human body is an amazing machine with outstanding healing capabilities. Did you ever wonder as a child how when you scraped your knee that after a few days to a week, it would just magically heal on its own?  Well this of course is not magic, its your body's...

CBD can help with Heroin addiction Jun 14th, 2019

Addiction is a very serious and challenging problem to work with for many people. Memories, sights, even smells can trigger an individual into a relentless craving for a drug. It is also important to realize that it is not the drug itself that the addict craves but the feeling that...

How Virtual Reality is being used for Pain Management Jun 6th, 2019

Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain. Probably the three biggest technology "buzz-words" being used today. Also the three biggest buzz-words that many would never think to be associated with Pain Management and preventing Addiction.   A new company called Virtual Rehab is spear heading this movement by combining these three up...

How Doctors are reducing the use of Opioids for Pain Management Jun 4th, 2019

It is unfortunate, but our society is experiencing a major health concern with the abuse of opioid medications. It is a very complex issue and in order to identify the causes takes a very multi-angled approach. The solution to the epidemic, an even greater multi-angled approach.    Many of us...

How Yoga can help with pain Jun 1st, 2019

Yoga, a mind-body exercise practice that people have done for literally thousands of years. But did you know that this now popular exercise could be used to help treat pain?   "Annals of Internal Medicine" published a study that followed 313 individuals with lower back pain. They found that a...

6 Tips for People with Lower Back Pain that have a Desk Job Jul 30th, 2018

6 Tips for People with Lower Back Pain that have a Desk Job   Is sitting in front of a screen all day starting to take a toll on your back? You may not be able to change your job, but changing your habits can be done easily. it just...

Understanding Back Pain Jul 17th, 2018

What condition is nearly as common as the cold and significantly more treatable? If your guess is “back pain” then you probably read the title of this article. We don’t specialize in bonus points, but we’re happy to give you a little bonus advice. So just how common is back...

Opioid Epidemic - Dealing with Insurance companies Oct 4th, 2017

With the current opioid crisis on the rise, doctors and pharmacies have been getting a large bulk of the blame.  But at the end of the day, insurance companies hold just as a great of a responsibility.  They have continued to authorize the sale of opioid medication while making doctors...

Physical Activity Key to Easing Arthritic Pain, Decreasing Drug Dependence Mar 14th, 2017

Recent studies affirm that physical activity is key to reducing pain in patients with arthritis. Along with certain self-management education interventions, targeted physical activities can work to alleviate pain and improve quality of life. #Arthritis #Pain  Physical Activity Key to Easing Arthritic Pain, Decreasing Drug Dependence

Shared reading 'could be an alternative to CBT' for chronic pain Mar 9th, 2017

Recent studies suggest that compared to CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), interactive reading activities such as small, shared reading groups, may actually prove more effective at treating chronic pain. While this may seem unusual, the shared reading process evokes memories of prominent positive moments in one's life, subsequently encouraging a positive...

Marijuana effective in treating pain & other ailments Feb 27th, 2017

New studies are finding conclusive evidence that marijuana can be used to effectively treat patients with a variety of complaints, thus forever altering our definition of the term #chronicpain.Marijuana Effective in Treating Pain & Other Ailments

Are you familiar with the Opioid Epidemic? Feb 27th, 2017

Are you familiar with the Opioid Epidemic?This article represents a sample of the debate going on now within the medical community regarding the usage of opioid medication for the management of chronic pain. Recent data as evidenced by the 160,000 deaths per year demonstrates that we have had not had...

The Truth About Sciatica Feb 27th, 2017

The #sciatica experience can be different for any patient. To learn more about what's causing sciatic pain, check out this article. #LowBackPain #LegPain http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/sciatica/truth-about-sciatica?source=enews

The Mystery of Chronic Pain Feb 6th, 2017

Sometimes a slight touch can hurt even when it shouldn't. Check out this very interesting TED talk by Elliot Krane that looks deep into the phenomenon known as allodynia and demystifies the neurological roots of chronic pain. #Allodynia #PhantomPain https://www.ted.com/talks/elliot_krane_the_mystery_of_chronic_pain#t-425002