Pain Management

What Does “Nothing’s Wrong with You” Mean?

Have you ever walked out of a specialist’s office without an answer for your pain? If you have, take heart. You’re not alone.

In this interview, I talk about how healthcare providers can mean when they discuss test results.

Summary:

“There’s nothing wrong with you” is good news. If you’re told this by a specialist even though you have pain, take heart. […]

2017-06-15T14:36:39+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Pain Management|

How Being Stressed Affects Your Pain

How much stress do you carry? Most of us don’t realize it, but stress can have a greater impact on pain that we think.

Stress shuts down the systems in our body that needed for long-term health. That prevents our bodies from healing and curing our pain.

Summary:

The stress response shuts down the functions you need to reduce pain. Stress decreases circulation, […]

2017-06-15T14:55:56+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Pain Management|

Food: One of the Best Solutions For Your Pain

What’s for dinner tonight? The answer matters more to your pain than you might think.

Summary:

You change your body chemistry every time you eat. It changes from meal to meal. It can either make yourself more inflamed or less inflamed. And so if you’re going out for hamburger and fries at a fast food joint, you’re going to […]

2017-06-15T15:07:15+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Pain Management|

What is Integrative Medicine?

The 2-Second Explanation of Integrative Medicine (IM)

Integrative Medicine combines the precision of Western medicine with approaches from complementary and alternative medicine. For example, an integrative medicine practitioner might combine stress-reduction techniques, nutritional guidance, and Western medicine to treat a chronic disease.

What’s the Difference Between Integrative Medicine and Conventional Healthcare?

The largest difference is that integrative medicine […]

2017-06-21T14:36:29+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Pain Management|

When Should You Take Pain Seriously?

We’ve all experienced it – this small, nagging pain that stays a little longer than we expect it to. How do you tell if the pain is a symptom of something serious?

Summary:

Recognize signs of dangerous pain. If you have crushing chest pain that’s not gone by the time you reach the telephone, dial 911.

The pain should decrease. If they don’t get better […]

2017-06-15T16:14:44+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Pain Management|

What is Chronic Pain and Why Do We Feel It?

Do you wonder where pain comes from? It turns out the answer is a little complicated.

Summary:

Chronic pain is influenced by every part of your body. When you talked to doctors who are interested in nerves and pain, it’s a nerve thing. And when you talked to doctors who are focused on behavior, well it’s a behavior thing and […]

2017-06-15T16:16:46+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Pain Management|

Are There Any Turmeric Supplement Side Effects?

If you’re thinking of adding turmeric to your diet, please try it. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has two dozen anti-inflammatory qualities, is effective in treating pain, and the risk of turmeric supplement side effects is low. The spice is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine and may prevent cancer, reduce the risk of pain, and treat arthritis.

Possible […]

2017-06-20T16:35:06+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Nutrition, Pain Management|

The Benefits of Turmeric for Arthritis

Are you looking for ways to manage your arthritis? Try some turmeric.

Turmeric has been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for over 4000 years, Western medicine is now discovering the benefits of turmeric for arthritis. Here’s a way to eat your medicine and enjoy it too.

Turmeric for Arthritis: The Benefits

Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory. If you have […]

2017-06-20T16:17:38+00:00 October 30th, 2015|Pain Management|
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