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[FREE DOWNLOAD] The Medical Link Between Your Stress and Pain

Stress can trigger pain and make existing pain worse. Both reducing stress and improving how we deal with it are vital to healing and pain prevention. We've heard from Dr. Kathleen Hall, international stress expert and Founder of The Stress Institute, who has worked with several Fortune 500 companies on stress and work life balance. But we also know that stress can come from outside work. There are many practices and procedures available to help reduce your stress and decrease your Continue Reading→

acupuncture

Acupuncture Successfully Used as a Replacement for Opioids in Emergency Patients

A recently published study found that acupuncture was a safe alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients arriving at accident and emergency. The study took place in four hospitals in Melbourne, Australia, and was the world’s largest randomized controlled trial of acupuncture in emergency departments. It found that the treatment is a low-risk and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients. Professor Marc Cohen from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology , Continue Reading→

How JFK’s Back Pain May Have Led to His Death

A resurgence of John F. Kennedy’s pain struggles are in the news after a newly released publication in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. We learned on our JFK show from noted historian Robert Dallek, that Kennedy struggled with substantial low back pain, but he also suffered from an autoimmune disorder that probably lead Continue Reading→

Prodigy

Remembering Prodigy: Overcoming Sickle Cell Anemia

Prodigy, born Albert Johnson, passed away June 20, 2017 at age 42 after a life-long struggle with Sickle Cell Anemia. I was fortunate enough to interview Prodigy on my radio show where we had the chance to talk about his childhood, complications with the disease, and how he overcame his pain. He was dedicated to spreading 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→

low back pain stretches

[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→

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→

acupuncture

Acupuncture Successfully Used as a Replacement for Opioids in Emergency Patients

A recently published study found that acupuncture was a safe alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients arriving at accident and emergency. The study took place in four hospitals in Melbourne, Australia, and was the world’s largest randomized controlled trial of acupuncture in emergency departments. It found that the treatment is a low-risk and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients. Professor Marc Cohen from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology , 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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Women and Pain, Part I

Women and Pain, Part I

Do women experience more pain than men? Is pain more severe in women? Or, are women just overly emot[...]
Women and Pain Part II

Women and Pain Part II

Do women experience more pain than men? Is pain more severe in women? Or, are women just overly emot[...]

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How JFK’s Back Pain May Have Led to His Death

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