October 2015

Thinking about Plantar Fascia Surgery for Heel Pain? Think Again!

By | October 25th, 2015|Chronic Pain Care, Stem Cell Therapy for Pain|

Thinking about Plantar Fascia Surgery for Heel Pain Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick [...]

Regenexx Hip Stem Cell Patient Returns to Active Lifestyle

By | October 22nd, 2015|Chronic Pain Care, Stem Cell Therapy for Pain|

A Regenexx Stem Cell Therapy Patient has his damaged hips successfully treated and returns to the activity he loves. Columbia Pain Management can perform this same proceedure right here in [...]

The Acute Care/Chronic Care Difference; Why It Matters With Chronic Pain

By | October 20th, 2015|Chronic Pain Care|

The Acute Care/Chronic Care Difference; Why It Matters With Chronic Pain by Shelley R. Smith, M.D. The Acute Care/Chronic Care Difference It has been estimated that between 95 [...]

Suffer with Persistent Pain? Movement is Medicine, Motion is Lotion

By | October 17th, 2015|Pain Medicine Alternatives|

Motion is Lotion  by Shelley R. Smith, M.D. For patients with Persistent Pain though, movement is not only a good idea, it is a treatment in and of itself. [...]

Stem Cell Therapy for Chronic Pain: Is it Safe?

By | October 15th, 2015|Chronic Pain Care, Stem Cell Therapy for Pain|

Dr Russo from Columbia Pain Management answers the question: Is Stem cell therapy safe for the treatment of chronic pain?

Does spine surgery help long-term?

By | October 12th, 2015|Chronic Pain Care|

What are the long-term outcomes from spine surgery? Recently, researchers have followed up patients from a pivotal study done eight years ago called the The Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial [...]

Is Your Pain History Your Pain Destiny?

By | October 10th, 2015|Chronic Pain Care|

Several strands of neuroscience, psychology, and medicine are coming to together to explain how our brains create “pain stories” and the meaning behind past painful experiences and trauma we’ve suffered. [...]

Poor Sleep, Damaged Nerves, and Low Back Pain

By | October 7th, 2015|Chronic Pain Care|

“Low back pain” is a common symptom and non-specific diagnosis. Spine care and pain management specialists generally try to avoid this vague diagnosis in favor of a more specific understanding [...]

Pain, the Nervous System and the Process of Change by Shelley Smith, M.D.

By | October 5th, 2015|Chronic Pain Care, Pain Medicine Alternatives|

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.”  Heraclitus 540-480BC Our Brains and Nervous Systems change constantly. [...]

Combination Morphine and Nortriptyline for Treatment of Neuropathic Pain

By | October 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

It seems that there is scant good news about opioid pain relievers these days. Maybe for good reason—doctors and patients are besieged with an epidemic of opioid-related overdoses and deaths. [...]