The Longtime Ouch!

Originally published on creators.com by Chelle Cordero Sometimes the pain that accompanies the creaking and aching in our bodies is just too much to bear. It can persist for so long that it becomes chronic pain. We need relief. For many, that has come in the form of opioid prescription medication like OxyContin, fentanyl, morphine and Vicodin. While legal, opioids are in the same class of drugs as heroin. States are now trying to control the widespread use of prescription medications. What Continue Reading→

Be Free From Back Pain While Driving

Over 30 million Americans experience back pain, in fact it is the most common reason for missing work. Back pain costs the economy $88 billion a year. While some forms of back pain have originated from injury or accident, many are due to bad posture, and repetitive movements that are unnatural for the muscular system and skeleton. When you are driving, there are many steps you can take to prevent getting back pain, making your journey comfortable and pleasant. Find the optimum seat Continue Reading→

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How Stress Can Impact Pain Perception in Endometriosis

Chronic pain can be paralyzing for women, stopping them from achieving important personal and professional goals. There are many conditions that can be caused by factors such as hormonal changes, responses to medication, and societal interference; one of these, is endometriosis: a disease affecting over five million women in 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→

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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→

Four New Year’s Resolutions You Haven’t Made Yet

We are all aware of standard New Year’s resolutions - eat healthier and exercise more to lose weight and improve our lives. Both foods and exercise can have important pain-reducing effects. In addition, let’s consider lesser known strategies for feeling better, and overcoming pain in the New Year. Find someone who inspires you: Many celebrities and everyday people have shared their triumphs over their pain on my radio show, Aches and Gains.  Sometimes, the best way to cope with pain is 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→

War on Opioids featured on i24 News

CROSSROADS | War on Opioids with Dr. Paul Christo Watch Dr. Christo discuss the war on opioids live on air. He discusses the new proposed bill, how programs can be effective for people battling addiction, what role the drug makers play, and the pain epidemic in America today. Continue Reading→

Chronic pain patients report struggles under tighter opioid regulations

By Kate Masters Terri Boettcher, a chronic pain patient, in her Middletown home discusses her struggles with back and other pain and treatment. Staff photo by Bill Green. Originally published on The Frederick News-Post. For almost half a year, Susan Haller has watched her husband — a chronic pain patient — slowly erode. Until the summer of 2017, Haller said, her husband’s pain was managed through a combination of extended-release Opana — a prescription opioid Continue Reading→

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