5 Valuable Tips to Overcome Gluten Sensitivity

Are you tired of being unable to enjoy a meal with friends or family due to fear of the unpleasant series of intestinal pain or joint pain that may occur afterward?  If so, you are not alone.  You are one of 21 million Americans, including some of the top celebrities such as actresses Mariel Hemingway… Read More

Natural Options for Managing Chronic Pain Without Opioids

Are you one of the millions who currently rely on opioids for pain relief? Chronic pain affects millions in the United States and both patients and practitioners often believe the only viable treatment is medication such as opioid painkillers. There are alternatives. What you may not realize is the effect that your thoughts play on… Read More

How the Power of the Mind is More Effective Than Pills

You suffer from chronic pain and you don’t understand it. It came out of the blue and now you face a lifetime with an incurable burden. You may find your self-esteem affected, your friends and loved ones struggling to understand your pain and help you when they feel helpless. How can you find the relief you… Read More

The Unseen Burden of Chronic Pain on Intimate Relationships

For better or for worse, in sickness and in health. When you fell in love and recited your vows did you imagine chronic pain would injure your relationship? Chronic pain affects 1 in 4 Americans. That means you may know someone who suffers from it. It could be your friend, your parent or your partner.… Read More

Risk of Acute Myocardial Infarction and Real World NSAID Use

Research suggests that both traditional and selective COX-2 inhibitor NSAIDs can increase the risk of acute myocardial infarction. An instance of the heightened risk associated with prolonged NSAIDs use can be seen in the case of rofecoxib (Vioxx, Ceoxx, and Ceeoxx), which was withdrawn from the market in 2004 due to concerns about increased risk of myocardial… Read More

Integrating Psychological Principles into Physical Therapy Treatment

In the first few minutes of a recent initial evaluation, my patient burst into tears as she struggled to describe her journey and frustrations with chronic pain. Has this ever happened to you? She reported visiting doctor after doctor in a desperate attempt to obtain a diagnosis. She wanted to get off of the opiate… Read More

Extensive NSAIDs Use and the Increased Risk of Heart Attack

If you have pain, what do you do to resolve it? Do you reach for an ice pack or do you try to massage the area? What about using NSAIDs, like ibuprofen? Have you ever considered how much of these drugs you might be taking, how long you’ve been taking them for, and if there… Read More

 

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