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Treating Chronic Pain With A Whole-Body Approach

At Pain Doctor, we believe that treating chronic pain effectively is done by considering the patient holistically. That’s why we incorporate as many research articles on innovative techniques, mind-body approaches, and lifestyle changes into our discussions about treating pain. We know that pain is different for every person, so we […]

Remember Your Meds: How To Manage Medications Safely

While it may be true that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, something sweet may not be the only (or best) way to manage your medications. Managing medications safely is an important part of successful treatment of any condition, and chronic pain is no exception. Here are […]

Recipe: Almond Butter Green Smoothie

Almond butter is a fantastic source of protein, as well as monounsaturated fats (AKA, a “good” fat), yet contains less saturated fat than peanut butter. For those who are allergic to peanuts, almond butter is also a near perfect ingredient swap for traditional PB.

In a green smoothie, almond butter acts […]

By |February 24th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Future Of Pain Meds

In the mid-1990s prescriptions for pain meds skyrocketed as oxycodone came to market. Chronic pain sufferers were hopeful that this new formula would bring an end to their pain. It worked for some, but not all. What happened instead in many areas was an epidemic of over prescription and a […]

Reducing Risks Of Prescription Painkillers

For some chronic pain patients, prescription painkillers are a part of the treatment plan. The risks of long-term use of opioids have been well-documented and include things like dependence, loss of efficacy, and sleep apnea or depressed breathing. Being aware of the risks is just the first step of safely […]

By |February 20th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Opioids And The Military

Soldiers returning from battle continue their fight on the home front, but the enemy is often invisible.

Many military veterans don’t want to talk about it and don’t want to admit it, but after their tour of duty, injury and chronic pain earned in battle often follows them home. Nearly half […]

Recipe: Polenta With Wild Mushroom Bolognese

Polenta is the Italian name for boiled cornmeal. When boiled with water, milk, or stock, the cornmeal becomes soft and takes on a porridge-like consistency. It can be made in sweet or savory preparations. For a sweet version, mix a spoonful of brown sugar or a drizzle of maple syrup […]

By |February 17th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Who Is Prescribed Opioids?

Fully 90% of doctors agree that prescription drug abuse is a problem in their communities, and it is a problem they are responding to. Based on emerging research on the risk of long-term opioid use, doctors as a whole are writing fewer prescriptions for these powerful painkillers.

This trend is a […]

By |February 16th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Eat This, Not That: Heart Health Edition!

It’s American Heart Month and a perfect time to fall in love with food all over again. Eating for heart health is not about deprivation and tasteless meals. It’s about taking the things you love to eat and working with them so they are better for you. Here are some ideas.
Instead […]

By |February 13th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

American Heart Month Is For Lovers

This February is American Heart Month, and nothing is more attractive than someone with a healthy heart.

Heart disease is no joke. Although rates of heart disease are declining in people over age 65, those below retirement age continue to develop heart disease at a steady rate, with men twice as likely […]

By |February 11th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

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