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Ketamine Therapy

Ketamine infusions may be effective for various pain conditions such as neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), migraines, fibromyalgia, post-herpetic neuralgia and spinal cord injury.

Feb 3rd, 2019
What Are Cervicogenic Headaches?

Cervicogenic headaches are a frequently underdiagnosed headache that can cause pain not only in the head but also in the sides of the face.

Feb 17th, 2018
Is Pain Hereditary?

Chronic pain is a complex medical condition with no easy answers. While acute pain can often be traced to one particular injury or illness, why acute pain turns into chronic pain long after the accident occurs remains a mystery.

Feb 12th, 2018
21 Of The Best Pillows For Neck Pain

Finding the best pillow for neck pain is a critical concern for the millions of people who suffer from neck pain. It’s estimated that up to 25% of all women will experience neck pain at some point, with up to 15% of men experiencing it.

Oct 10th, 2016
Tropical Pitaya Smoothie Recipe

Pitaya, or dragon fruit as it is more commonly referred to, boasts a hot pink hue and a thick outer skin that resembles the scales of its mythical namesake.

Oct 7th, 2016
Why Pregnancy Back Pain Occurs (And What To Do About It!)

It’s no secret that pregnancy brings sweeping changes in a woman’s body from head to toe, but what about from front to back? Approximately 75% of pregnant women experience some degree of pregnancy back pain. Here’s why, and here’s what to do about it.

Oct 6th, 2016
What Herniated Disc Treatment Works?

Herniated disc is one of the most painful, debilitating lower back pain conditions that a person can experience. The pain caused by herniated disc is different for each person who experiences it and can even change as the condition progresses.

Oct 5th, 2016
Cortisone Shot In The Knee – What To Expect

With any type of machine, the longer you use it, the more stress and strain is placed on its moving parts. This holds true with our bodies as we age. A common feature of aging is osteoarthritis.

Oct 4th, 2016
What is a drug addiction?

Many people do not understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. It is often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop using drugs simply by choosing to change their behavior.

Oct 3rd, 2016
10 Pain Conditions Treated By Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine is a branch of medical technology that includes platelet rich plasma therapy, stem cell injections, and amniotic membrane therapy. These three therapies are showing great promise in treating a number of different pain conditions.

Sep 29th, 2016
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

Epidural injections for pain relief emerged in 1901. The first epidural injection performed used cocaine to relieve pain that was suspected to emerge from the lumbar nerve roots.

Sep 29th, 2016
Sacroiliac Joint Injections

The sacroiliac joint is a diarthrodial joint that is located lateral to the spine and connects the hip to the sacrum on both sides of the body.

Sep 29th, 2016
Lumbar Medial Branch Block

A lumbar medial branch block is a diagnostic procedure used to discern the etiology of chronic back pain related to the lumbar area of the spinal column.

Sep 28th, 2016
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection

Recent estimates indicate that more than half of adults will experience symptoms of neck or back pain at some point during the course of their lives.

Sep 28th, 2016
Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation is a reversible, safe, and functional means of managing specific types of chronic pain that has not responded to other treatment modalities, such a medications, steroid injections, or physical therapy.

Sep 28th, 2016
What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a common condition that affects various components of the body including the cartilage, joints, bones, muscles, and connective tissues. Arthritis impairs an individual’s normal movement and functioning.

Sep 28th, 2016
Blueberry Kefir Cake Recipe

Sometimes billed as the “drinkable yogurt” kefir is not only a snack that works on the go, but also an ingredient that you can use in place of yogurt in the kitchen.

Sep 27th, 2016
FDA requiring boxed warning

FDA requiring boxed warning about serious risks and death when opioid pain or cough medicines combined with benzodiazepines

Aug 31st, 2016
6 Moves for a Stronger Upper Back

Gym-goers are notorious for only working the muscles they can see in the mirror. That’s a strength-training cardinal sin because you miss out on arguably the most important quadrant of the body for strength and size: the upper back.

Aug 21st, 2016
Greatist.com — A Site We Love!

If Reddit is the “front page of the internet,” delivering all of the news you need to know, then Greatist.com, a site we love, is the one directory that you need for making smart, healthy choices about how to live, what to eat, and how to move your body.

Aug 18th, 2016
Marijuana can impair memory

“Rocky mountain high” is a common phrase in Denver, CO but that transient high so sought after by pot-smokers may be doing long-term harm to their brains.

Jun 9th, 2016
Do I need a new MRI?

I am often asked this question by my patients whenever they have a change in their pain condition.

May 14th, 2016
OxyContin in the news again…

I remember when OxyContin was released by Purdue Pharmaceuticals in 1996.  It was heralded as the best treatment for chronic pain.  With millions spent on marketing, it became a very popular and very deadly drug.

May 9th, 2016
White women, dying young.

A recent article in The Week caught my eye.  The byline asks, “Why are so many working-class women in rural America dying in their middle age?“.

May 9th, 2016