Kicking Opioid Addiction

June 29, 2015

Chronic pain is a growing public health issue with economic, social and medical costs.  As the percentage of the U.S. population utilizing opioid analgesics for pain control grows, so does the rate of abuse, misuse and overdose of these drugs.  Examples of opiates include morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, heroin, oxycodone and heroin. The Substance Abuse and […]

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Say OM and Chant Away Chronic Pain with Meditation

June 22, 2015

Is it possible to treat chronic pain with meditation; replacing the need for narcotics? What is involved with an effective meditation process that can reduce or eliminate pain?   Meditation is a mind and body practice used for increasing calmness, focus, relaxation and overall well-being. Meditation involves slow, regular breathing and sitting quietly for at least […]

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Mature Adults Exercise to Manage Chronic Pain

June 15, 2015

Even if you have never exercised regularly before the age of fifty, it is not too late to start.  Regular physical activity improves one’s overall mood, reduces joint pain and lowers blood pressure as well as the risk of developing osteoporosis, heart disease and diabetes. Exercise can be an effective treatment for many chronic conditions. […]

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Depression and Physical Pain

June 8, 2015

Lower back pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, joint pain, headaches, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are the most common physical ailments associated with people who are depressed.  Depression can make chronic pain worse. Back pain sufferers are in greater pain when suffering from depression and headaches and stomach problems are common with […]

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Does Gender Play a Role with Pain?

June 1, 2015

Any mother will tell you that if men went through the pain of childbirth, the human race would be extinct today. But do men and women really handle pain differently? Salonpas sat down with Dr. John Stavrakos, a physical medicine and rehab physician (physiatrist) on the medical staff at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital for […]

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