October 2015

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. [...]

September 2015

New Technologies Can Help Short Circuit Chronic Pain

By | September 30th, 2015|Chronic Pain Care, Pain Medicine Alternatives|

More than 100 million people in this country have pain that won’t go away. Many of these chronic pain sufferers fail to get relief from pills, shots and even surgery, [...]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By | September 28th, 2015|Chronic Pain Care|

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is an irritating condition that affects 1-3% of the general population. It is characterized by numbness, tingling, burning or pain in [...]

How Stem Cells Help Osteoarthritis Pain

By | September 25th, 2015|Chronic Pain Care, Pain Medicine Alternatives, Stem Cell Therapy for Pain|

Cartilage is a cushion for a joint that lives on both ends of the bone. When you lose cartilage from a joint, this means you’re getting arthritis. Almost every physician [...]

Does your stem cell doctor know what he's doing?

By | September 23rd, 2015|Chronic Pain Care, Pain Medicine Alternatives, Stem Cell Therapy for Pain|

Do You Have The Right Stem Cell Doctor? Regenerative medicine is “hot” right now. Unfortunately, this means that some patients may be “easy pickings” for less than scrupulous [...]

Regenerative Medicine: Platelet Rich Plasma 101 (PRP)

By | September 22nd, 2015|Chronic Pain Care, Pain Medicine Alternatives, Stem Cell Therapy for Pain|

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a regenerative medicine therapy becoming increasingly recognized as a non-steroid alternative to improving tissue healing and rehabilitation. While PRP treatment has received increasing attention from [...]

How Statins Inhibit Stem Cells

By | September 16th, 2015|Stem Cell Therapy for Pain|

A recently published study reinforces previous findings that certain kinds of cholesterol drugs called “statins” inhibit mesenchymal stem cells (MSC)’s. MSC’s are the body’s reservoir of regenerative potential and are [...]