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StimRouter and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, Part I

Electrical stimulation of single nerves that cause pain, called peripheral nerve stimulation offers a way to control pain without accessing the spinal cord. A new device called StimRouter is minimally invasive, and designed for patients with certain kinds of neuropathic pain in the arms, legs, pelvis, and trunk. Kaye Gagnon will share firsthand how this …

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 …

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Addiction And Sleep

This Article Originally Appeared On bestmattressreviews.com Addiction and sleep share a problematic bidirectional relationship, where each influences the other. Many people treat sleep problems with drugs and alcohol, which can lead to addiction. People who are already addicted to drugs and alcohol undergo changes in their sleep architecture and sleep needs, forcing them to increasingly rely …

Opioids: A U.S. Public Health Emergency

President Trump made it official last week: The opioid crisis confronting the United States qualifies as a public health emergency. For a country ravaged by opioid abuse and overdoses, consensus that the federal government must do more is growing. Consider these statistics on opioids in the US, from the CDC: Opioid overdoses have quadrupled since …

[FREE DOWNLOAD] Opioids: Get The Facts

Opioids are some of the oldest pain medications in use. In general, opioids mimic the activity of molecules called endorphins that we produce in our body. Endorphins bind to certain receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and even to nerves in other parts of the body, such as the knee, to reduce pain. Opioids also …

YOU The Owner’s Manual

Dr. Christo was a guest on YOU The Owner’s Manual Radio Show with Dr. Michael Roizen, MD Tune in to hear his recommended solutions to common issues such as migraines, knee pain and pelvic pain… it’s not just physical therapy! Find out how cutting-edge treatments such as Botox may be able to help you feel …

28th Annual AIPM Meeting

Dr. Paul Christo Speaks at the 28TH Annual Meeting of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management Clinicians and healthcare professionals were able to: -Learn about the newest, evidence-based, integrative approaches to pain management — for everything from headache and neuropathic pain, to fibromyalgia and back pain. -Hear about best practices in team-based care for the …

Relationships 2.0 with Dr. Michelle Skeen

Dr. Christo was a guest on Dr. Michelle Skeen’s Radio Show Relationships 2.0 He was able to discuss how chronic pain can affect our relationships. On Dr. Skeen’s radio show, she interviews guests who present their unique perspectives and expertise on topics that cover all aspects of relationships. These authors and experts offer advice for …

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Lady Gaga: Raising Awareness about Fibromyalgia

Earlier this month, musician Lady Gaga announced on social media that she has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. This poorly understood chronic pain syndrome is highlighted by a well known artist. On Monday it was announced that Lady Gaga has cancelled her European tour, due to “severe physical pain that has impacted her ability to perform.” The …

Elephants in Pain, Part II

Cancer, arthritis, and other painful diseases occur in animals just like humans. Elephants in captivity can develop painful toe infections, and crippling arthritis of the wrists and ankles. Living conditions in zoos and circuses lead to pain and suffering often hidden from the public. Catherine Doyle, Director of Science, Research, and Advocacy for the Performing …