[FREE DOWNLOAD] Text Neck Stretches

More of us are developing neck pain from smartphones and other handheld devices. More than likely, you are bending your head forward in a slouched position looking at those screens for long periods of time between working on your computer and using your smartphone. In fact, when you bend your head to a 60 degree angle, it’s the equivalent of carrying an 8 year old child around your neck for hours per day. We are spending an average of 2-4 hours per day with our heads tilted, reading and Continue Reading→

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StimRouter and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, Part I

Electrical stimulation of single nerves that cause pain, called peripheral nerve stimulation offers a way to control pain without accessing the spinal cord. A new device called StimRouter is minimally invasive, and designed for patients with certain kinds of neuropathic pain in the arms, legs, pelvis, and trunk. Kaye Gagnon will share firsthand how this peripheral nerve stimulator turned her life around following a motor vehicle accident. Then, Dr. Einar Ottestad from Stanford Medical Center Continue Reading→

Summit on Balanced Pain Management Underscores Need for Access, Coverage

“I didn’t like feeling like a victim.  I liked feeling like a warrior.”  So explained Ally Hilfiger – artist, author and daughter of fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger – who told her story of overcoming Lyme disease at the annual National Summit on Balanced Pain Management.  The summit featured U.S. Representative Tim Continue Reading→

Can Analgesic Creams Treat Chronic Pain?

An Irish opera singer who suffered from the same chronic pain condition as Lady Gaga claims she was “cured” of fibromyalgia by rubbing a topical cream on her body. “I was amazed that within a few hours of putting the cream on my knees and my neck, the pain started to ease and the swelling abated slightly,” Liz Continue Reading→

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[FREE DOWNLOAD] The Do’s and Don’ts of Eating with Chronic Pain

Pain fighting foods can help you in your triumph over chronic pain. Following these guidelines of "The Do's and Don'ts of Eating with Chronic Pain" can ease the pain of Fibromyalgia, back pain, arthritis, and IBS. I've spoken on my show with Anne Wilson about foods that fight pain and slim the body, and how she is living a virtually pain-free life with arthritis by changing her diet. We've also learned from guest Lisa DeFazio, healthy lifestyle expert, nutritionist, and TV host, about our Continue Reading→

When Pain Threatens Your Appetite, Part I

Do we live to eat, or eat to live?  Are there particular foods that can actually alleviate painful conditions? Our guest is Lisa DeFazio, healthy lifestyle expert, nutritionist, and TV host. She’s a certified registered dietitian with a masters degree in Nutritional Science. Lisa will explore these topics and help us regain control of our appetite and nutrition when pain threatens to change Continue Reading→

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[FREE DOWNLOAD] Low Back Stretches for Pain Relief

Are you suffering from lower back pain? About 80% of Americans are at some point during their lives. Stretching on a regular basis can improve mobility, lengthen back muscles and reduce chronic pain. Here are some stretches to get you moving. Download Continue Reading→

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Yoga for Well-Being and Comfort

Aches and Gains radio guest Dima, a vice president in financial services, suffered a serious motorcycle accident and Jiu jitzu injury, which left him with a herniated disc and severe pain. Always athletic, active and outgoing, Dima’s chronic pain forced him to step away from the quality of life he was accustomed to, an all too common consequence many pain sufferers experience. Dima became introverted and withdrawn from social situations, especially related to sports. His focus shifted to Continue Reading→

Summit on Balanced Pain Management Underscores Need for Access, Coverage

“I didn’t like feeling like a victim.  I liked feeling like a warrior.”  So explained Ally Hilfiger – artist, author and daughter of fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger – who told her story of overcoming Lyme disease at the annual National Summit on Balanced Pain Management.  The summit featured U.S. Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) as well as members of the regulatory community, nonprofits, industry, and patient groups to explore the value of a multi-prong approach to pain Continue Reading→

28th Annual AIPM Meeting

Dr. Paul Christo Speaks at the 28TH Annual Meeting of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management Clinicians and healthcare professionals were able to: -Learn about the newest, evidence-based, integrative approaches to pain management -- for everything from headache and neuropathic pain, to fibromyalgia and back pain. -Hear about best practices in team-based care for the most commonly encountered and challenging painful conditions. -Participate in interactive case study discussions Continue Reading→

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Addiction And Sleep

This Article Originally Appeared On bestmattressreviews.com Addiction and sleep share a problematic bidirectional relationship, where each influences the other. Many people treat sleep problems with drugs and alcohol, which can lead to addiction. People who are already addicted to drugs and alcohol undergo changes in their sleep architecture and sleep needs, forcing them to increasingly rely on their addiction in order to sleep. Once in recovery, one of the main reasons many people relapse Continue Reading→

Opioids: A U.S. Public Health Emergency

President Trump made it official last week: The opioid crisis confronting the United States qualifies as a public health emergency. For a country ravaged by opioid abuse and overdoses, consensus that the federal government must do more is growing. Consider these statistics on opioids in the US, from the CDC: Opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1999. Over 1,000 people are treated daily in emergency rooms for prescription opioid misuse. In 2015, more than 15,000 people Continue Reading→

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[FREE DOWNLOAD] Text Neck Stretches

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Understanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Understanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

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Summit on Balanced Pain Management Underscores Need for Access, Coverage

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