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Pain Awareness Month: The “Give a Squat 4 Pain” Campaign

September is Pain Awareness Month, and with a new campaign, the American Chronic Pain Association wants people to "Give a Squat 4 Pain". To participate, ACPA is asking people to squat against a wall (or any vertical surface), holding the position for as long as they can. After feeling the burn, they should head over to ACPA’s website to make a donation and then challenge others to do the same by posting #GiveASquat4Pain on social media. “The idea is that people should remember that pain Continue Reading→

PAINWeek 2017

Dr. Christo Holds Successful Book Signing and Keynote Speech for PAINWeek Dr. Christo was a keynote speaker at PAINWeek in Las Vegas last week where he spoke on his expertise about interventional pain management options including injections, nerve blocks, pain pumps and spinal cord stimulation. Lucky attendees also got their copy of Aches and Gains: A Comprehensive Guide to Overcoming Your Pain signed at the Continue Reading→

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Debbie Gibson Reveals How ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Will Help Her Recover From Lyme Disease

*Article originally published on The Mighty. Having chronic health issues can leave you feeling down about your body and, for many people, like your life is on “pause” while you fight your illness. Debbie Gibson is hoping “Dancing With the Stars” will help her get her her “joy back” after years of struggling Continue Reading→

Olivia Newton-John: Back Pain Revealed as Breast Cancer Relapse

Cancer Returns After 20 years of being in remission from breast cancer, Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed with a relapse. Though she initially just thought it was back pain, she wrote in a statement on Facebook that she soon learned her cancer had returned and "metastasized to the sacrum.” Metastasis is the development of Continue Reading→

Foods for chronic pain

[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→

Yoga

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→

Olivia Newton-John: Back Pain Revealed as Breast Cancer Relapse

Cancer Returns After 20 years of being in remission from breast cancer, Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed with a relapse. Though she initially just thought it was back pain, she wrote in a statement on Facebook that she soon learned her cancer had returned and "metastasized to the sacrum.” Metastasis is the development of secondary malignant growths from a primary site of cancer, and the sacrum, where Newton-John is affected, is situated between the two hipbones of the pelvis. Bone Continue Reading→

Dr. Christo Contributes to Thrive Global

Overcoming Pain Advice from an expert. Originally published on Thrive Global.  Chronic pain affects 116 million U.S. adults, and 40% of people living in developing countries. It doesn’t spare the more vulnerable members of society either. For instance, 20% of all children are affected by chronic pain and the prevalence increases among older adults. Pain-relief is a multi-billion dollar industry. Each year, millions of Americans spend money on pain medications, surgery, and various other Continue Reading→

marijuana vs opioids

Medical Marijuana Preferred Over Opioids for Managing Pain

A recently published study reports that medical marijuana can be an effective and preferred treatment for pain. It found that 97% of patients said they are able to decrease the amount of opiates they consume when they also use cannabis, and 81% said that using cannabis by itself was more effective at treating their condition than taking cannabis with opioids.  The pain management options in the study were opioids, which are widely distributed for intense pain relief, or medical marijuana. The Continue Reading→

Drug Cocktail

Common Deadly Drug Cocktails

Where were you when you found out Kurt Cobain died? News of drug abuse and overdose has been increasing in the media as of late. Many of us may know, either personally or professionally, someone suffering from drug or alcohol addiction who has died.  However, not all drug and alcohol deaths are addiction related. In fact, there are several instances of non-abusers mixing substances such as alcohol and prescription medications which then result in death.  Some of the following cautions may Continue Reading→

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Debbie Gibson Reveals How 'Dancing With the Stars' Will Help Her Recover From Lyme Disease

Debbie Gibson Reveals How 'Dancing With the Stars' Will Help Her Recover From Lyme Disease

*Article originally published on The Mighty. Having chronic health issues can leave you feeliRead More
Pain Awareness Month: The “Give a Squat 4 Pain” Campaign

Pain Awareness Month: The “Give a Squat 4 Pain” Campaign

September is Pain Awareness Month, and with a new campaign, the American Chronic Pain Association Read More
Olivia Newton-John: Back Pain Revealed as Breast Cancer Relapse

Olivia Newton-John: Back Pain Revealed as Breast Cancer Relapse

Cancer Returns After 20 years of being in remission from breast cancer, Olivia Newton-John was diRead More

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