Manage and Treat Chronic Back Pain

Back pain, whether as a symptom of injury, illness or the syndrome itself, is a serious issue that needs to be dealt with right away. Because when the condition becomes chronic, it can have serious effects on many aspects of your daily life, such as the quality of your sleep, as well as the ability …

How The Alexander Technique Can Help You Manage Pain On The Move

Over 25 million adults live with chronic pain in America. The availability and easy access to NSAIDs make them a tempting source of relief, especially when people have to manage pain during a long commute each day. However, NSAIDs simply mask pain, rather than addressing its source and removing it. Long-term use of NSAIDs has serious potential side effects; …

Treating Lower Back Pain Without Opioids

Dr. Christo is proud to host: Treating Lower Back Pain Without Opioids This video covers: -Acupuncture -Chiropractic Care -Thermal Therapy -Physical Therapy -Massage Therapy This video is available to patients and physicians. If you are a patient, please click here and select the button “Go Straight to the Video (No CME)”. If you are a …

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 …

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 …

Is Essential Oil Vaping Safe?

The Rise Of The “Personal Diffuser” Essential Oils Stick These pens are offered as a portable option for your favorite scent. But are they safe? *Originally published on Rodale’s OrganicLife Where there’s smoke, there’s fire—and where there are clouds of vegetable glycerin vapor, there are probably essential oil vaporizer pens. Often called a “personal diffuser” or “diffuser …

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 …

[FREE DOWNLOAD] The Medical Link Between Your Stress and Pain

Stress can trigger pain and make existing pain worse. Both reducing stress and improving how we deal with it are vital to healing and pain prevention. We’ve heard from Dr. Kathleen Hall, international stress expert and Founder of The Stress Institute, who has worked with several Fortune 500 companies on stress and work life balance. But we …

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Acupuncture Successfully Used as a Replacement for Opioids in Emergency Patients

A recently published study found that acupuncture was a safe alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients arriving at accident and emergency. The study took place in four hospitals in Melbourne, Australia, and was the world’s largest randomized controlled trial of acupuncture in emergency departments. It found that the treatment is a low-risk and effective alternative …

Art Therapy, Part II

Have you ever wanted to sink your hands into piece of clay and rip it apart when you’re angry or upset? Imagine using an art form, like clay, or paint, or photography as a way to control your pain. You might be surprised to find out just how effective art therapy manages your symptoms. Rachel …