A Year in Review

2015 has been an interesting year when it comes to the wide range of topics we have covered. From fibromyalgia to Elvis and celebrities battling Lyme disease. There is nothing that we cannot cover here when it comes to pain and we have learned so much over the last year. The Battle with Fibromyalgia Women …

Christmas Wish List for Pain

It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is here along with the anxiety many of us feel trying to find the perfect gift. If you have a loved one struggling with pain, this list can help you narrow down the endless products you see promoted during the holidays. If you made the “Nice …

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Struggle with Silent Pain

Every day we see traumatic events unfolding around the world.  We watch as tragedy strikes those around us, many of us experiencing tragedy firsthand.  The 24-hour news cycle covers these events in great detail, analyzing every moment of the disaster so that we may better comprehend what is happening in the world around us.  The …

Holiday Meals: Top Things to Avoid For Pain Relief

Food is a necessity of life, but what many people don’t realize is how certain foods can trigger inflammation. Many foods have chemicals that release neurotransmitters making your body more sensitive to inflammation and cell damage. Sensitivity due to Fibromyalgia, IBS, arthritis, and many more chronic pain inducing conditions can be heightened by eating these …

Ways To Stay Active As the Temperature Drops

As the temperature begins to drop, so do many of our activity levels.  It is important to remain active through colder months and get creative with your exercise and diet routine.  It is easy to become complacent when the weather is not ideal, but with these simple tips we can keep you on track for …

What to Expect from a Pain Specialist

  Pain Specialists will treat you in a comprehensive way. This may include medications, injections, implantations, exercise, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, and psychological counseling. It is important to remember that if a Pain Specialist recommends psychological therapy, this does not mean that he or she does not believe you are actually in physical pain. Because …

What to Look for in a Pain Specialist

Nearly 100 million Americans live with chronic pain, which interferes with their ability to work, sleep, and enjoy life. For those living with chronic pain, it is essential to find a Pain Specialist physician who can diagnose the condition and work with you on a treatment plan. There are safe and effective treatments available that …

How to Prevent Pain

Millions of adults across the United States live with chronic pain. While you cannot mitigate all of the biological, psychological, and lifestyle risk factors associated with chronic pain, you can work to promote your own healthy lifestyle habits which helps decrease some of these risk factors. Developing and maintaining good physical and mental health routines …

Pain Due to Smartphones

We live in an increasingly connected world. Smartphones allow us to stay constantly in touch with friends and family, up-to-date on the latest news, constantly checking in on social media, and for some of us, connected to work 24/7. According to the Pew Research Center, 64% of Americans now own a smartphone, which is up …

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

How often have you said, “This pain will never go away?” Persistent negative beliefs can maintain and amplify pain. Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on approach to therapy, and can have remarkable results.. It helps patients cope with pain, and even more. It changes how our brain …