Pain Management

| Posted On Dec 26, 2019 | By:

Our Top Health Blogs of 2019

As we look forward to a healthy 2020, we thought it was a good time to look back at some of our most popular health blog posts of 2019. Here’s a quick summary in case you happened to miss any of them!

Six Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Blood Pressure
If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, your provider may prescribe medication to lower your blood pressure. It’s important that you take your medication regularly and as instructed.

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| Posted On Sep 09, 2019 | By:

Living Life to the Fullest with Fibromyalgia

Many times patients come to me after suffering for years from unexplained pain, fatigue, and sleep problems. For those that I diagnose with fibromyalgia (FM), it can be a relief for them to finally know what’s causing their pain.

Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic, widespread, achy musculoskeletal pain that occurs throughout the body. FM impacts the central nervous system, which affects the way the brain processes messages.

It is the second most common rheumatic disorder after osteoarthritis affecting 2–8% or millions of Americans.

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| Posted On Mar 04, 2015 | By:

Treating frequent headaches with pain relievers. When you need them—and when you don’t

Many people suffer from frequent, severe headaches, including migraines. These headaches need careful treatment, with a focus on prevention. Talk to your doctor about ways to prevent and treat your headaches.

  • Limit use of over-the-counter pain drugs. If you are taking them more than two days a week, cut back.
  • Avoid using prescription drugs containing opioids or butalbital, except as a last resort.

It is easy to use too much pain medicine.

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| Posted On Nov 13, 2014 | By:

Diaphragmatic Breathing: A Technique to Release Stress

Stress, either to mind or body – a deadline at work, a very bad headache, presenting to a crowd,  chronic pain – often causes very physical reactions: your muscles tense and can even cramp, your heart rate rises, you cannot easily concentrate, and often your breathing becomes faster and shallower.

Diaphragmatic breathing is a style of breathing that can release stress from your body, helping you to calm, relax, and ultimately feel better. 

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| Posted On Aug 06, 2014 | By:

Better Care for a Better Life: Rosey

Living in constant pain can be debilitating. Just ask Rosey.

For much of her life, Rosey, who is 77 years old, was an active, independent, self-sufficient woman.

“I bought a 107-year-old, three-family house, and I got up on a ladder and scraped the 14-foot ceilings myself,” Rosey reflects. “In 10 months, I got my whole apartment rehabilitated while I was working full time. I would wake up in the morning,

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