What Is Chronic Pain and How Can it Lead to Addiction?

By Ashley Addiction Treatment Individuals struggling with chronic pain walk a tightrope between obtaining relief from their pain through medications and avoiding potential addiction to the drug itself. It may seem that becoming addicted to opioids for pain relief is a new phenomenon, but there is actually a long history of it. Opiate addiction related …

Why are opioids still given for chronic pain?

This article was originally published on BBC. We all know what it is to feel pain. Acute pain, that is, such as slamming your finger in the door or grazing your knee. Chronic pain is different. It might be triggered by arthritis, an injury to your back or by an operation you never completely recover …

How NeuroFlow Helps Pain Providers Stand Apart from the Competition

NeuroFlow technology includes reimbursable pain scale tracker and opioid risk tools to help measure and manage behavioral health. By Will Crowley Mounting research is pointing to a shift in the medical community when it comes to delivering holistic, integrated care beyond office visits. In all areas of medicine, but especially pain management, care providers are …

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6 Natural Remedies to Treat Migraine

Severe throbbing pain on one side of the head is categorized as migraine, and this pain could be so intense that one’s daily life routine can entirely change. The migraine attacks are often accompanied by nausea and vomiting. However, some other symptoms of migraine include tingling in a leg or arm, visual disturbance, and difficulty …

6th Annual Pain Care for Primary Care

6th Annual Pain Care for Primary Care featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Christo

This Opioids vs Medical Cannabis Debate speakers were introduced by PCPC’s addiction expert, Ed Salsitz: “Up until now PCPC has been cordial and collegial, but now the gloves have come off for The Great Debate! I introduce to you: Johns Hopkins Jabber, Paul Christo, the East Coast Champion vs San Diego Slugger Dave Bazzo, the …

Easy Self-Care Practices That Are Easy on Your Wallet

Everything today seems to cost money: your home, your car, your internet plan, your gym membership, food services — even driving on certain roads can cost you a few dollars! Some things, however, are still free and can help you take better care of yourself. Below are some easy self-care practices that are easy on …

Joe Montana Partners with Stimwave Technology for Pain Relief

 Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Montana is just like the rest of us, except he’s considered by many as the greatest QB of all-time with all the records, honors and pain to prove it. When asked how many surgeries he’s had in his career, it was easy to lose count. “I can’t even …

Can CBD Oil Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms?

What is CBD oil? Cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil, is a medicinal product derived from cannabis. Many of the primary chemicals in cannabis are cannabidiols. However, CBD oils do not contain THC, the compound in cannabis that makes you “high.” Researchers have recently starting focusing on CBD oil’s effects on several conditions that …

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to pay $572M in Opioid Trial

Dr. Christo joins Stateside to discuss the verdict in the Oklahoma opioid trial. In a landmark decision, an Oklahoma judge on ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the state’s opioid crisis. Is that a fair settlement?