Relaxation and Pain Relief

Chronic pain is very complex and so is stress. Stress can actually contribute to chronic pain. If you are under stress and also suffer from chronic pain, you are in luck. There are plenty of relaxation exercises that you can incorporate into your pain-management plan that will both reduce stress and pain. First, we need …

Pain Pumps: What You Need to Know

Pain pumps deliver controlled doses of pain medicine directly to the spinal cord. Pain pumps have been another way to reduce pain since the 1980s. It was originally created as an alternative treatment for unrelieved pain from cancer, and eventually was applied to non-cancerous conditions. The device is actually fairly simple and comfortable for most …

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day: Warning Signs

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day falls on May 20th every year. It was established by the International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis in 2012. The event hosts many nonprofits, advocates, and experts from around the world to provide education and awareness information to patients and the general public. The convention is held online, but it is very …

Arthritis Awareness Month: How to Best Manage Your Pain

May is Arthritis Awareness Month! It may come and go, but osteoarthritis (OA) pain lasts a lifetime. It’s a common cause of joint pain and disability. Simple daily activities like dressing yourself, cleaning, or playing with your kids can become a painful task. There are effective ways to manage your pain so that you can …

How Sleep Helps Manage Pain

Sleep is critical for the body to rejuvenate itself. While you are sleeping, your body is creating new cells, getting rid of old ones, and working to make you healthier. Without 6-9 hours of sleep, your body does not function as highly as it could. A staggering 66% of patients in pain complain of sleep …

Secret Reasons Your Back Hurts

It’s often tough to identify why your back hurts. Maybe you rearranged your furniture, worked out harder than usual, or fell asleep in a weird position. Many times, you just have no idea why your back hurts and you want an answer. Here are some surprising reasons why your back might hurt.

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Medical technology is growing every day. Even those with chronic pain can hold out hope for a new technology to relieve them quickly and efficiently. Spinal cord stimulation has been around for a while, but it is mostly used as a last resort. It is for people whose therapies have not worked and they are …

When is it Time to See a Doctor?

When is it Time to See a Doctor?

Some of us push our limits. “Make it until you break it” some would say. Waiting until the last minute to see a doctor about your pain or other ailment is not always the best idea. Going to the doctor can sometimes be a life or death situation. Catching a serious illness early when the …

National Public Health Week: How Are You Managing Your Pain?

National Public Health Week has arrived and I wanted to touch base and see how all of you are doing. During the first full week of April each year, communities across the United States are brought together to observe National Public Health Week as a time to acknowledge the influences of public health and spotlight …

Chronic Pain and Your Brain: What’s the Deal with Depression?

Those who suffer from pain know that it can be very difficult to cope both physically and emotionally. On my radio show, we have discussed many traditional and alternative options for easing physical pain. Often, chronic pain not only hurts physically, but emotionally.  Today, let’s delve into the emotional side of pain. For example, depression …