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A three-day weekend spent jumping and dancing on Labor Day 2014 had left her with a neck injury – specifically the cervical spine – that was possibly an exacerbation of an unrecognized mountain biking injury earlier that year. To make matters worse, her doctor performed the surgery to fix the injury on the wrong part of her spine.

08/09/2016 - 09:35

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My Passion for DistractionBy Cynthia Toussaint I’ve been using distraction as my #1 painkiller for 34 years without knowing it. Now that I’ve come to  understand the power of intuitive healing, I want to shout it to the world. After getting CRPS from a ballet injury at age 21, I thought I had gangrene and my purple, burning…

How Our Stuff Might Be Making Us SickerDonna Gregory Burch Lately I’ve been wondering if our material possessions could play a role in our fibromyalgia symptoms. My ruminating started a few months ago when the KonMari craze was at its peak. My YouTube feed was flooded with stay-at-home moms holding their ice cream scoops and lacy camisoles and asking, “Does this spark…

By Staff People who suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Plaque Psoriasis just got some good news:  A new drug called Erelzi just received FDA approval to help manage and treat these disorders. Erelzi (etanercept-szzs) is administered by injection and is now approved for the treatment of the following conditions: moderate to…
By Staff Acupuncture appears to be an effective pain management tool for children who have chronic medical conditions, according to a study published by Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. The study found that a significant portion of children who have chronic care conditions – many of whom are already on numerous medications – might benefit from the…
By Ed Coghlan The nation’s largest pain patient advocacy group has launched a campaign called “People With Pain Matter”. The U.S. Pain Foundation wants to  raise public awareness of the impact of chronic pain on the lives of nearly 100 million people. Not coincidentally, the announcement comes on the eve of Pain Awareness Month in…
By Ed Coghlan Up to 85% of stroke survivors suffer from chronic shoulder pain and that pain often stops them from continuing their efforts to rehabilitate after their stroke. When a stroke survivor can no longer move his or her arm, the muscles will atrophy. The shoulder will essentially separate and the pain from the…
By Steve Ariens, Ph.D. We often hear about chronic pain patients need to increase their dosage because of tolerance to their medication(s). Many of the people that put out all these “facts” tend to blend various facts about pain medications – opiates in particular – and apply it to all those who use opiates both…
By Staff There may be a new direction in the development of opioid medication after researchers discover a different target for opioid receptors in the brain.  Most opioid pain medications target what is called the mu opioid receptor in the brain, which result in side effects and the potential for abuse.  Researchers found that targeting…
by Ed Coghlan The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is continuing to try and squeeze what it believes are addictive drugs and properties.  Today it announced its intention to place the active materials in the kratom plant into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act in order to avoid what it calls “an imminent hazard to…
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