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 …

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 …

Can Analgesic Creams Treat Chronic Pain?

An Irish opera singer who suffered from the same chronic pain condition as Lady Gaga claims she was “cured” of fibromyalgia by rubbing a topical cream on her body. “I was amazed that within a few hours of putting the cream on my knees and my neck, the pain started to ease and the swelling …

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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 …

Huffington Post: Me vs. Fibromyalgia – featuring Dr. Christo

Dr. Christo was featured in the Me vs. Fibromyalgia Chronic Spotlight Series with Puja Rios where he shares his passion for pain management and tips for new technologies. Part I is available now on Huffington Post. To wrap up 2017’s Chronic Spotlight Series, we’ll learn heaps of new information in this two-parter with Dr. Paul …

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Pain Awareness Month: The “Give a Squat 4 Pain” Campaign

September is Pain Awareness Month, and with a new campaign, the American Chronic Pain Association wants people to “Give a Squat 4 Pain”. To participate, ACPA is asking people to squat against a wall (or any vertical surface), holding the position for as long as they can. After feeling the burn, they should head over …

Olivia Newton-John: Back Pain Revealed as Breast Cancer Relapse

Cancer Returns After 20 years of being in remission from breast cancer, Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed with a relapse. Though she initially just thought it was back pain, she wrote in a statement on Facebook that she soon learned her cancer had returned and “metastasized to the sacrum.” Metastasis is the development of secondary malignant …