Ways to Relieve Pain at Work

Hunching over the computer for hours on end at work can lead to a lot of back pain. As a matter of fact, back pain is the second most common cause of missing work, and pain degrades our functioning at work. Just for fun, pay attention to how you are sitting while you read through …

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 …

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 …

Easy Steps to Fitness, Wellness, and Weight Loss, Part II

Many people feel that exercise will make their pain worse, or lead to more damage. On the contrary, exercise can have the opposite effect, especially for low back pain. Mark Sisson join us once again. He’s made health and fitness his life’s work.  Mark’s the author of, The Primal Blueprint, he blogs at Mark’s Daily …

Easy Steps to Fitness, Wellness, and Weight Loss, Part I

Many people feel that exercise will make their pain worse, or lead to more damage. On the contrary, exercise can have the opposite effect, especially for low back pain. Mark Sisson joins us today. He’s made health and fitness his life’s work.  Mark’s the author of, The Primal Blueprint, he blogs at Mark’s Daily Apple, …

Back Care Awareness Week

Lower back pain is one of the most common disabilities in the Western world. It affects about 80% of Americans at some point during their lives. It’s also the most common reason to miss work, and the second-most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office. In order to support Back Care Awareness Week, here …

Pain is the Number One Health Problem

In one of my more popular radio show episodes, “American’s Biggest Health Problem” https://paulchristomd.com/pain-americas-biggest-health-problem-part-i/.  I discuss the chronic pain crisis with award-winning health journalist and author Judy Foreman. Her book, A Nation in Pain: Healing Our Biggest Health Problem, covers surprising and comprehensive research into what many consider our biggest health concern today. Judy said …

Posture Guru and Pain Relief Part II

If you have musculoskeletal pain and about 30% of adults do, this show is for you. We continue our discussion with Esther Gokhale, known as the Posture Guru of Silicon Valley. She discusses the sustainability of her method, details about her workshops, and which painful conditions she can best help. She’s the author of 8 …

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Posture Guru and Pain Relief Part I

If you have musculoskeletal pain and about 30% of adults do, this show is for you. We continue our discussion with Esther Gokhale, known as the Posture Guru of Silicon Valley. She discusses the sustainability of her method, details about her workshops, and which painful conditions she can best help. She’s the author of 8 …