10 Ways to Help Deal with Acute Stress Disorder

Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) normally occurs after a person experiences a traumatic event. A relative condition to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Healthline explains that it has similar symptoms such as detachment, recurrent flashbacks, depersonalization, and even amnesia in extreme cases. The main difference is that people who develop ASD normally recover after a month while …

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Invisible Illness

Published in Family First, Mishpacha Jewish Family Weekly Dr. Paul Christo sat down with Family First to discuss illnesses that can baffle doctors, and how most are left with chronic pain. When you go to the doctor you are typically asked to rate your pain. He answers the question that many people suffering have asked before, “Is …

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.

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Understanding Skeletal Pain

PainPathways Magazine – Spring 2018 Edition Features an excerpt from Dr. Paul Christo’s new book, Aches and Gains: A Comprehensive Guide to Overcoming Your Pain about Understanding Skeletal Pain. Read the full article on PainPathways We tend to think of our bones as hard and static, but bone is one of the most dynamic organs in …

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 …

Dr. Christo LIVE on Clear Cut with Michelle Makori

CLEARCUT | Report: drugmakers paid to promote opioids Dr. Paul Christo was a guest expert LIVE on Clear Cut with Michelle Makori on i24 News. He discusses how drugmakers are paid to promote opioids and answers tough questions about being a chronic pain physician in the age of opioid addiction. See the full interview on …

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Dr. Travis Stork and Pain in the Emergency Department

Imagine having a throbbing headache for 3 days, or severe back pain that immobilizes you, or even a broken bone from tripping and falling on the ice. Where do you go for relief? Most of the time, we go to the emergency room. Our guests are two experienced emergency room physicians who will describe how …

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Steps that FPs can take

In this “3 in 3” video, Dr. Paul Christo describes how to diagnose Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and effectively treat it. The Journal of Family Practice’s “3 in 3” video series delivers 3 take-home points in 3 minutes—or less.

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Futuristic Pain Relief

The excruciating pain of having a burn wound cleaned can make you wish that you could be anywhere else—as far away as possible. An arctic snowscape, perhaps. With immersive virtual reality (VR), that option is transcending the hypothetical. Immersed in a VR world while undergoing painful treatment, people reported a 20-40 percent reduction in pain. …

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 …