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Recipe: No Bake Chocolate Spice Cookies

In a season full of indulgences, these no bake cookies are a welcome healthier alternative that you can feel good about eating and sharing (cookie swap, anyone?). Their chocolate flavor is derived from cocoa powder and enhanced by anti-inflammatory spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. While they are a sweet treat, [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:27:22-07:00December 7th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Recipe: No Bake Chocolate Spice Cookies

Splurge Or Steal: Gift Ideas For Chronic Pain

Finding the perfect gift for someone can be difficult, especially when that person suffers from chronic pain. Whether you are on the budget or can spare no expense, here are some ideas to make a chronic pain sufferer’s holiday special with the perfect gift. Massage The gift of healing touch [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:27:38-07:00December 5th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Splurge Or Steal: Gift Ideas For Chronic Pain

Practicing Gratitude And Charity On Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is December 1st. Coming as it does on the heels of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a way to counteract the bombardment of conspicuous consumption and the onslaught of ads and commercials pushing you to buy even more than ever before. Giving [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:28:04-07:00December 1st, 2015|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Practicing Gratitude And Charity On Giving Tuesday

10 Ways To Avoid Holiday Stress

The holidays should be about family, friends, and fun, but unfortunately stress can put a damper on the best of holidays. Some holiday stress is unavoidable, but extreme stress, anxiety, or depression can have a big effect on your physical health. Stress and health are closely connected. Very minor stress, [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:28:12-07:00November 30th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 10 Ways To Avoid Holiday Stress

Getting The Support You Need Over The Holidays

The winter holidays can be a joyful time. Family comes from near and far, and there are plenty of opportunities to gather with friends. Food from many traditions graces the table, and games and gifts are plentiful. For many people, there is nothing quite like the beauty and fellowship of [...]

By |2018-11-18T18:49:33-07:00November 28th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting The Support You Need Over The Holidays

Giving Thanks On Thanksgiving

Here at Pain Doctor, we are well aware of the struggles pain patients face every day. From episodic or acute pain to chronic pain, we know what it means to live with a condition that can severely impact a person’s life. While we recognize and honor the struggles that come [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:28:26-07:00November 26th, 2015|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Giving Thanks On Thanksgiving

Eat This, Not That: Holiday Meals

The holiday meals are here! This time of year can be a culinary minefield for chronic pain patients. With all the sugar, extra fat, and many processed foods on the table and given as gifts, inflammation and pain may be the worst “gift” on offer. Never fear; in this edition [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:28:36-07:00November 25th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Eat This, Not That: Holiday Meals

Taking A Road Trip With A Medical Condition

If you’ve got the courage to brave the traffic and weather for a road trip this holiday season, you’re probably already aware of several important steps to preparation. Things like making sure your car and tires are in top condition, having winter emergency supplies, and keeping an eye on the [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:28:55-07:00November 22nd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Taking A Road Trip With A Medical Condition

Flying With A Medical Condition

Holidays should be spent with your loved ones, and sometimes that means hopping on a plane. Flying with a medical condition can make this seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. With some advanced planning and research, flying can be just as simple with a medical [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:29:01-07:00November 21st, 2015|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Flying With A Medical Condition

Recipe: Cranberry Ginger Mint Cocktail

No celebratory Thanksgiving dinner would be complete without a cocktail (or a mocktail, if you are on medications that should not be taken with alcohol). This one brings holiday flair to the table with its crimson hue and warming ginger flavor. At the base of the drink is a homemade [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:29:25-07:00November 16th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Recipe: Cranberry Ginger Mint Cocktail