Dr. Christo Presents at PAINWeek 2021

PAINWeek Conference 2021 The National Conference on Pain for Frontline Practitioners September 7-11, 2021 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas PAINWeek remains the US pain conference with the most expansive curriculum and is the favorite destination for frontline practitioners to enhance their competence in pain management. Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome If you see patients with pain …

Dr. Christo on FOX 24 News Now: The Opioid Epidemic and COVID

We Skype with Dr. Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Program at Johns Hopkins University on how COVID-19, quarantine, and the stresses of the past year have contributed to a resurgence in opioid abuse in America, and where we go from here.

3 Ways Improving Your Sleep Cycle Can Help Prevent Chronic Pain

If you are living with chronic pain, you likely have an idea of what triggers your pain. Often these are certain foods, activities, or even feelings like stress or anxiety. However, there is one trigger that often gets overlooked: sleep. Simply put, your sleep has a direct impact on your pain levels. First, let us …

Metastatic Breast Cancer, Part I

In the minds of many, the diagnosis of metastatic cancer is often equated with suffering, pain, and death. Today, though the median overall survival is slightly over three years, and ranges from a few months to many years. In fact, the five-year survival rate for all types of cancer has improved to 65%. Our guest …

Benzodiazepine

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome, Part II

It’s been called the benzodiazepine injury syndrome. Patients who stop using benzodiazepines may not go through a simple, acute withdrawal process. Instead, 10-15% of patients may experience a new, unexplained illness, leading to severe and disabling symptoms. Carrie Silvernail, our first guest shares her five and a half year battle with this protracted withdrawal syndrome. …

Benzodiazepine

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome, Part I

It’s been called the benzodiazepine injury syndrome. Patients who stop using benzodiazepines may not go through a simple, acute withdrawal process. Instead, 10-15% of patients may experience a new, unexplained illness, leading to severe and disabling symptoms. Carrie Silvernail, our first guest shares her five and a half year battle with this protracted withdrawal syndrome. …