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Chronic Pain Management

Triple Threat: Beyond Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues

Louise Stanger Ed.D, LCSW, BRI II, CIP | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Louise Stanger Ed.D, LCSW, BRI II, CIP

Until the '80s, it used to be that clients coming in for treatment were typically corralled into two discrete camps: the mentally ill or the substance...

CRPS: A Medical Mystery, Demystified

Jim Moret | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

Matthew describes the feeling like "a boa constrictor tightening around your foot while it is being stabbed with a knife from the inside and simultaneously set on fire." I have witnessed his agony firsthand, because Matthew is my son.

Are Doctors Being Trained Enough To Treat Chronic Pain?

Posted 08.16.2013 | Healthy Living

Not enough doctors have been adequately trained to treat chronic pain, according to a new review of studies. Published in the Journal of the Americ...

Medical Cannabis in the Empire State: It's Right and It's Respectable

Sunil Kumar Aggarwal | Posted 07.14.2013 | New York
Sunil Kumar Aggarwal

Granting New York physicians, PAs and NPs the authority to certify appropriate patients with debilitating conditions to use marijuana medicinally is the right thing to do. Here's why I, as a resident physician, think so.

The Secret To Fighting Chronic Pain Might Be Stress Management

Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living

Living with chronic pain can be truly stressful, but a new study contributes to growing research that managing stress may help reduce discomfort as we...

Transforming Pain Relief: The First Steps

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

The logical thing to do as part of our pain management transformation is to make weight management an inherent part of pain education, treatment and prevention.

The Lesson We Can All Take Away From Chronic Pain

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 10.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

Treating chronic pain is often about creating change. In order to help someone feel better and function better, you have to help them change the way they move, think and even breathe. Overcoming chronic pain is a game of control.