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Chronic Pain Treatment

Michigan Compassion Public Meeting in Royal Oak on January 30, 2014

Michigan Compassion | Posted 03.09.2014 | Education
Michigan Compassion

Royal Oak, MI - Michigan Compassion will be expanding its presence in Michigan by starting a second Public Meeting in Royal Oak. Michigan Compassio...

An Alternative Approach to Treating Fibromyalgia

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

While treating the symptoms are essential for fibromyalgia patients, I've had greater success with fibromyalgia therapy by focusing on deficiencies of the body as well as removing any and all triggers that are causing inflammation in the body.

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...

Aromatherapy: Allowing Scents to Heal Us

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

It may be surprising to you that most of us are already unknowingly experiencing aromatherapy benefits. As we go about our daily life, we are exposed to many scents throughout our day. Some create positive mood and thoughts for us while some provide the opposite response.

Women in Pain

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

One of the most striking aspects of this tragic increase in women dying from painkiller overdose is its occurrence in the context of a well-documented history of the under-treatment of women in pain.

Stopping Painkillers From Killing

Anna David | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna David

When I was wholly honest about my sobriety and in unbearable pain, I couldn't actually get any relief -- or even on the phone with the doctor to explain myself. In other words, because of the fact that I'd told the truth, I'd been characterized as a scheming addict.

Three Alternative Solutions for Chronic Pain

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

Current research reports that alternative therapies such as yoga, acupuncture, and medical marijuana (cannabis) can offer natural relief from chronic pain.

A Radical Shift to Better Pain Relief

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

I want to propose a radical shift to how we approach treating chronic pain. In very basic terms, I suggest that we redirect treatment toward remodeling the brain as opposed to just focusing our attentions and therapies on painful body parts like the back or neck.

NFL Head Injuries: Creating Recovery With Lessons From the Battlefield

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

Besides a post-game recovery regimen of icing, stretching, and cortisone shots, it's time football players have access to "brain rehabilitation" as well.

Relieving Pain in America

Myra J. Christopher | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Myra J. Christopher

Two important public health policy matters that require the attention of policy makers seem to be constantly in tension with one another: the under-treatment of chronic pain and the abuse of prescription medications.

Could This Be The Future Of Chronic Pain Relief?

| Posted 02.17.2012 | Healthy Living

By Gary Stix (Click here for the original article) One of brain researchers’ closest brushes with science fiction in the last 10 years came with...

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.

Our Flawed Approach To Chronic Pain

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 10.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

Well folks, despite all of our new technology and flashy treatments, I can tell you that the way chronic pain is being treated in our society is basically just as flawed as 2+2=5.

6 Healing Tips For Back Pain

Loren Fishman, MD | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Loren Fishman, MD

Back pain is a common condition that most of us will experience at some point in our lives. Here are a few tips that may relieve the pain.

WATCH: Explaining The Mystery Of Chronic Pain

Posted 07.18.2011 | Healthy Living

We think of pain as a symptom of a disease -- and usually it is, often stemming from something like a tumor, an infection or an operation. But, about...

Chronic Pain? 11 Ways to Cope With A Lack of Support

Health.com | Anne Harding | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living

If you’re in chronic pain, it’s challenging for you and your friends and family. This is particularly true if you have an "invisible" cond...

Sleep Better: A Promising New Treatment For Insomnia

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Clinical evidence demonstrates the Stimulator to be effective in the treatment of a variety of conditions: anxiety, depression and PTSD. It also seems to be particularly useful for treating insomnia.