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August 28, 2020

How Weight Loss Can Help With Pain Management

When patients and their doctors talk about pain relief strategies, one area often gets overlooked: weight management. While working […]
August 28, 2020

Could Looking at a Painting Improve Your Pain?

Step into any hospital or healthcare institution in the U.S., and there’s a good chance you will find some […]
August 28, 2020
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Telehealth for Pain Management: A Doctor’s Tips

A lot has changed lately in how I work with my patients. The need for social distancing and sheltering […]
August 28, 2020

Managing Chronic Pain When You’re Stuck at Home

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, patients with chronic diseases can find that stay-at-home orders pose added challenges. In many […]
March 21, 2020

How Chronic Pain Affects Your Immune System

With so many questions right now about the dangers of the coronavirus (COVID-19), you might be wondering how chronic […]
March 21, 2020

Can Yoga Ease Your Pain?

Have a pain problem and wondering if yoga can help? I understand – not just as a doctor, but […]
March 21, 2020

Why You Can’t ‘Fix’ Your Pain

As my patients can tell you, I’m a big fan of positive thinking. But there are times when an […]
March 21, 2020

Better Pain Management During the Holidays

The holiday season can be an intense time for many of my patients, with plenty of highs and lows. […]
March 21, 2020

Can Chronic Pain Be Prevented?

Our approach to pain management largely depends on what’s causing the pain. When it’s a byproduct of an ongoing […]
November 13, 2019

How to Manage Brain Fog Caused by Chronic Pain

Do you find that you’re more forgetful or fuzzy-headed when you are in pain? Is it harder to concentrate? […]
November 13, 2019

How Your Pain Can Spread

ain that starts in one place doesn’t necessarily stay there. Over time, pain can spread, shift, expand, or radiate, […]
November 13, 2019

Your Anger Could Be Making Your Pain Worse

When you’re living with ongoing pain, there can be a lot of very good reasons for being upset, frustrated, […]
November 13, 2019

Less Sleep Means More Pain

Difficulty sleeping is a common source of frustration that I often hear from patients. While pain often causes insomnia, […]
November 13, 2019

When Your Pain Is Disabling

Pain can entirely change our lives. Ongoing pain problems can lead to disabilities like not being able to work, […]
May 5, 2019

Should You Try Injections for Pain Relief?

When pain is at its worst, we’re tempted to try just about anything to get some relief, including procedures […]
May 5, 2019

When No One Believes You’re In Pain

As a pain specialist, I’ve learned that one of the most powerful things I can do when I meet […]
May 5, 2019

Why You Need Hope

“Is there hope?” is a question I hear often. One of my patients struggling with a low back injury […]
May 5, 2019

Can Your Gut Health Impact Your Pain?

You may have noticed that at any given moment your pain levels can fluctuate based on many different variables, […]
May 5, 2019

5 Ways to Boost Your Pain Management

Right about now there is a good chance that you have been thinking about ways you might “hit the […]
May 5, 2019

When Chronic Pain Takes Away Your Life

Pain changes us. The minute we start to hurt, we make adaptions to how we move, what we do, […]
May 5, 2019

How to Recover From Surgery Without Getting Addicted to Painkillers

Pain management is an important consideration when you’re having surgery – not only to minimize discomfort, but also because […]
October 30, 2018

How Past Trauma Can Affect How You Experience Pain

Our experience of pain can have a lot to do with our past – especially when our past includes […]
October 30, 2018

Is Virtual Reality the Future of Pain Management?

As scientists and physicians race to explore new and more effective strategies to treat pain, many are investigating how technology might play […]
October 30, 2018

5 Ways to Manage Pain Flare-Ups

If you live with chronic pain, one of the most important things you can do for yourself is to […]
June 16, 2018

How to Let People In When You Have Chronic Pain

When someone is in pain, their whole family is impacted. I was reminded of this truth recently as visitors […]
June 16, 2018

The Low Back Pain Treatments Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About

If you’ve been feeling like your doctor visits aren’t doing much to help your low back pain, there’s now […]
April 17, 2018

Getting off Opioids: 6 Tips From a Pain Expert

As pressure to cut back on prescription opioids continues to mount, doctors and patients are feeling the heat. If […]
April 17, 2018

Fibromyalgia: How to Create a Recipe for Relief Based on New Research

Invisible and misunderstood. If you have fibromyalgia, you’ve probably used these two words at some point to describe your […]
April 17, 2018

2 Mistakes That Can Make Your Pain Worse

What if I told you that, besides being generally unpleasant (to put it mildly), pain can also be deceiving […]
April 17, 2018

How a Positive Attitude Can Improve Your Pain – and Your Life

I often hear my pain patients express regret about treatments they chose in the past (“I should have never […]