The Nocebo Effect and Pain Management

2017-05-16T12:12:47+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Pain Management|

There’s an excellent reason some doctors don’t warn their patients about medication side effects. When you expect negative symptoms, you’re more likely to experience them, a phenomenon known as the nocebo effect. When researchers used fMRI to uncover the physiology behind this tendency, they found that no less than 12 regions of the brain were involved. [...]

Service Dogs for Chronic Migraines

2018-01-12T22:03:56+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Head and Neck, Pain Management|

Dogs are truly amazing creatures. They can be trained to work with anyone and to identify all sorts of health-related problems. Due to their strong sense of smell, they can identify odors we humans can't. As any dog owner knows, they are also extremely keen on our behavior and are able to pick up on [...]

Coping with Chronic Knee Pain

2018-01-23T12:15:49+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Pain Management|

Knee pain is a very common musculoskeletal condition. It's the number one reason people seek out pain relief. Chronic knee pain can be long term, with swelling and sensitivity in one or both knees. Each person's experience with knee pain will be different, so what someone else is going through may be quite different than [...]

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Depression

2018-01-23T12:15:49+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Pain Management|

No one likes having to deal with pain. In a world where just about everything can be solved or has an endpoint, pain which goes on and on is certainly not welcome. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is not good for your mental health and overall state of being. In fact, it can make things decidedly [...]

Stop Sciatica Pain with Pilates

2016-03-18T11:45:45+00:00 March 18th, 2016|Pain Management|

Sometimes back pain is sciatic pain. If you've been experiencing sudden pain in your back upon arising, a pain that travels down one of your legs, chances are it's sciatic nerve pain. Sciatica is caused from either a herniated disk, tight muscles, or some type of injury to the nerves in the spine. Other symptoms [...]

Simple restorative yoga practices for pain management

2016-02-26T11:38:54+00:00 February 26th, 2016|Pain Management|

If you suffer from pain that is constant or never seems to go away for long, you have Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Some people may tell you 'it's all in your mind', but it's not. Millions of Americans have some type of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, commonly in the neck and shoulders, and along the [...]

Resources to help you manage Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

2018-01-25T11:18:27+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Pain Management|

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is manageable. Due to advances in medicine and physical therapy, new treatments can be very effective in helping you to keep pain in its place. There are many ways you can suffer with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: back injuries, car accidents, sports injuries, or health conditions such as diabetes, shingles, arthritis [...]

Promising News: Pain Relief Without Drugs

2018-01-25T11:20:16+00:00 February 5th, 2016|Pain Management|

When signs of pain appear, your first reaction may be to run for the medicine cabinet or the drugstore. No one wants to experience pain for any longer than is absolutely necessary. Pop a pill, but know that the relief will only be temporary. There are better solutions for pain relief. Today, more than ever [...]

3 Ways to Turn Your Life Around and Manage Your Pain

2018-01-23T12:15:39+00:00 January 1st, 2016|Pain Management|

Whether it is the occasional headache, or pain from arthritis or another disease, understanding what to do for pain can be half the battle. You don't want to be overly medicated or so miserable that you miss out on all that life has to offer. Turn your life around by incorporating these three simple suggestions. [...]