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 …

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. …

6 Home Remedies to Alleviate Stress

There are many unavoidable sources of stress in our fast-paced society today. With pressures from work, relationships, and family, it is almost impossible to steer clear of stress. However, poor stress management is the precursor for many negative health problems like hypertension, type 2 diabetes, depression, stroke, and high blood pressure. This calls for a …