As a pain management specialist, I field various questions about pain medications. What does the new NSAID warning mean? Is it OK to drink alcohol while I'm on Tylenol? Is OxyContin safe to take long-term? Well, I'm glad you asked.
From the outside, and by most objective measures, Matthew appears healthy and strong. But nearly half of his 18 years have been spent in a private, personal hell. Matthew's struggle impacts our entire family but the emotional anguish which his mom, sisters, grandparents and I endure, can't come close to approximating the nerve pain he suffers.
Taking care of my health is a top priority for me and I don't need to feel guilty for that. Staying home to sleep instead of watching a basketball game does not make me a bad fan. Going home after work instead of getting drinks does not make me anti-social. And sleeping in on the weekend does not make me lazy.
he exercises demonstrated in this video -- sitting knee pillow squeezes, supine foot circles and point flexes, and sitting abductor press -- build strength and mobility in the lower body, particularly the ankles, calves, and thighs, to better support the joints' movements and thereby eliminate knee pain.
If I had a nickel for every time a person said, "Oh, my dog isn't hurting, I can tell because he doesn't cry" I could retire. It makes me nuts, becaus...
My first impulse is resistance. I'll simply pretend that the icy pulsing around the envelope of my stomach is not happening. It's 1:48 a.m. Maybe I...
Since my Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) bulldozed into my life and turned it up side down and shook it sideways, my life has taken several drastic tur...
As someone who needs to stay away from dogs, for reasons that are invisible to the outside observer, I'd like to share some considerations for keeping your dog on a leash, not because it's the law, but because you care about the wellbeing of your fellow humans
As I sit here and prepare to tell you the story of a handful of our fellow friends and family members - the ones we may doubt or think are crazy, ...
My yoga practice may be helping me manage my chronic pain by allowing me to turn off the pain circuits that normally couldn't be turned off.
Half of our health status is bolstered through lifestyle and daily choices; only 20 percent of our individual health destinies are attributable to gen...
Heroin is the dark, dirty secret of America today. Few people recognize the devastation wrought by this drug. So what has led to this resurgence of a drug that had since the 1980s largely been replaced by cocaine, methamphetamines and benzodiazepines?.
I've grown to accept that so much of grief is destined to be a solitary road. Even when well-meaning people care deeply and truly desire to share the journey with you, they will never be privy to the frequency and severity of your suffering. This is partly because your loss is so very individual, and partly because you simply never reveal it all to them. You couldn't possibly.
Does pain keep you up at night? How do you handle your pain? Does your mattress play a role in your pain management?
If you're wearing high heels on New Years, chances are your feet won't be celebrating. Rather, your feet will be experiencing high heel hell. Hours of partying in stilettos can cause all sorts of foot problems and pains throughout night, as well as lead to a high heel hangover the following day.
Despite continuing advances in pain and symptom management, many Americans still die in pain. Patients in hospitals often report moderate to severe pain before dying, while patients receiving hospice care typically report excellent pain and symptom management.
With so many holidays, it's one of the busiest and most enjoyable times of the year, but the cold weather and long nights can lead to all kinds of mental and physical health issues. That's why it's important to pay extra attention to your health over winter.
I find it interesting that virtually no articles on high heel risks suggest giving them up as a viable option, much less the one sure way to prevent or minimize these problems. Most simply suggest cutting back on how often you wear them and lowering the height -- I'm guessing because they realize that for many women, giving them up is simply not perceivable.
It looks like in order to get rid of one of them, you have to get rid of the other. They came paired up: anxiety or chronic stress and chronic physical back pain.
Gastrointestinal (GI) problems are common in children with autism. That is not an earth-shattering statement and I have blogged about that before. Studies have shown GI problems to be prevalent in 24-70 per cent of the autism population.