Living With Chronic Pain

Sweeteners Can Increase Pain Symptoms

We all know that eating healthfully is important. Different foods can increase inflammation and impact our pain- for better or worse. Food is medicine and fuel for the body. Just as our cars are affected by the quality of the fuel we use, so too are our bodies. That’s why it’s important to be aware… Continue reading Sweeteners Can Increase Pain Symptoms

Living With Chronic Pain

Move It, Or Lose It

For many, the idea of exercising is just too much to think about. “I already hurt, how can I possibly exercise?” For too many, it just sounds crazy. Inactivity is pains worst enemy. Not mobilizing or stretching prevents nutrients from getting to painful areas. Oxygen-rich blood that can decease inflammation, restore much needed balance and release those… Continue reading Move It, Or Lose It

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Living With Chronic Pain

Trigger Point Treatments

Last week we talked about trigger point pain. Those annoying knots in our muscles that are incredibly tender to the touch. Have you ever watched anyone contort themselves in different ways, trying to stretch out that one irritating spot? It’s a dance most of us know all too well. But what do we do when… Continue reading Trigger Point Treatments

Living With Chronic Pain

The Financial Impact Of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is expensive. From personal experience, I know this is true. The costs of evaluations, scans, provider visits, injections, medications. . . it just never seems to end. Especially in this day of exorbitant deductibles and co- pays. As a physician and chronic pain sufferer, I'm struck by the lack of attention and coverage… Continue reading The Financial Impact Of Chronic Pain