Tag: pain

Going Gaga about Fibromyalgia; Is this really the reason Lady Gaga has been in pain?

Going Gaga about Fibromyalgia; Is this really the reason Lady Gaga has been in pain? by William D. Charschan D.C.,C.C.S.P., I.C.C.S.P. Lady Gaga reported that she has cancelled the European part of her tour due to pain on the right side of her body.  She also just released a documentary on Netflix which showed her being cared for in a medical clinic for chronic pain.  She has released photos of people doing ultrasound to her right shoulder and she has been talking about Fibromyalgia, a diagnosis she was given by her doctors. Is the reason she is in pain Fibromyalgia, is this a Read More »

Opioids are not the only pain medications to fear according to the NY Times. Is the pain the problem or are we merely masking other health problems?

Opioids are not the only pain medications to fear according to the NY Times.  Is the pain the problem or are we merely masking other health problems? Not a week goes by without another study, article or politician talking about the Opioid problem which was brought about by the medical profession and its partner, the pharmaceutical industry.   Big pharma has been funding and lunching doctors offices for years, in exchange for more prescriptions being written.  Pain medication and treatment by pain management who treat the pain with medications including opioids and apply invasive methods to deaden nerves and ultimately, reduce Read More »

Chronic pain, skeptical healthcare providers and those whose drugless approaches to pain offer solid relief.

Chronic pain, skeptical healthcare providers and those whose drugless approaches to pain offer solid relief. A couple of months ago, the Annals of Internal Medicine had published their guidelines that basically said no to medication for lower back pain.   The conservative medical community continues their skepticism of so called alternative providers such as naturopaths, chiropractors and acupuncturists, based on old beliefs that there is little evidence to show that these approaches are effective, yet many of their patients went alternative after their approaches either did not work or caused a harmful side effect.   Are they listening to their patients needs Read More »

Studies show older chiropractic patients have a lower risk of a traumatic injury after the visit when compared to primary care visits for a similar condition

Studies show older chiropractic patients have a lower risk of a traumatic injury after the visit when compared to primary care visits for a similar condition One of the biggest changes that occurs in patients who are under chiropractic care is that they walk better. While on the surface, this would seem to be a huge claim, there is a science and an engineering aspect to this. If someone is having back, neck, hip or shoulder pain and is treated for that mechanically based condition, they will indeed walk better and have better balance. When comparing this to a typical Read More »

Rethinking no pain, no gain; the NY Times discusses the problem with this workout ethic.

Rethinking no pain, no gain; the NY Times discusses the problem with this workout ethic. Most athletes are familiar with the idea of no pain, no gain. Going for the burn, taking things to the limit and reaching to that new level of performance. Some great athletes were born out of this idea however, others have been injured or even developed medical problems as they worked beyond levels they should. According to the NY Times, there are limits we should not cross, since there are often bad consequences when we do. Check out this NY Times article. The Limits of Read More »