Tag: chronic pain

Is your chronic neck and back pain due to a DNA shaped spine?

Is your chronic neck and back pain due to a DNA shaped spine? Back pain, neck pain, shoulder problems and many other painful conditions often have a common mechanism behind them. This mechanism of compensation is part of an inherited series of traits that are unique to each of us. If you recently visited your doctor for problems such as back or neck problems, they evaluate the painful part, but other than your weight and blood pressure, will likely not ask you about other areas of your body that may have been painful in the past.  Ironically, these other clues would be Read More »

US News reports Alternative therapies can help the Opioid crisis; yet artificial barriers remain.

US News reports Alternative therapies can help the opioid crisis; yet artificial barriers remain. The opioid crisis was created by doctors, big pharma and the insurers that control health care delivery.  The cost of reducing dependence through drug rehab is astronomical and many who experience chronic pain and have relied on opioid availability are now resentful that their prescriptions for their medications are now going unfilled. It is also apparent that the same people who created the problem, while being controlled more stringently have not embraced many of the treatments that are often more effective which avoid drugs. The idea of Read More »

5 Best Workouts for Chronic Pain and Fatigue, A guest post from Heather Lomax

5 Best Workouts for Chronic Pain and Fatigue, A guest post from Heather Lomax According to the National Academy of Sciences, 100 million Americans experience the suffering that comes with chronic pain. With pain often comes fatigue, a combination that makes gathering up the strength to work out a nearly impossible feat. However, there are some workouts that are especially effective for people who need an adaptable, manageable program to combat their chronic pain and fatigue. These five options are among the most gentle and adaptive, yet still offer plenty of room to grow and challenge yourself as you get Read More »

Is back pain and the brain connected by old injuries and bad developmental movement habits? New studies featured in Psychology Today may offer new clues.

Is back pain and the brain connected by old injuries and bad developmental movement habits?. New studies featured in Psychology Today may offer new clues. Dr. Sarno’s book, Healing back pain sold millions of copies based on the idea that it was all in your head. Dr. John Sarno was unique in his theoretical approach to back pain.  He was a psychologist who also was a professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine.  His theory of back pain through the idea of TMS (Tension Myofascial Syndrome) was based on how stress and the brain affect how we Read More »

In chronic pain? Are you being widgeted by our healthcare system?

In chronic pain? Are you being widgeted by our healthcare system? Are we not men, we are Devo was taken from a song by a popular band named Devo in the 1970’s.  The concept was the devolution (de-evolution) of our society.   Basically, the idea of a failure to evolve or worse, go backward. For those who are somewhat familiar with the term widget, it talks about a product that is produced, usually in quantities of 100 or more. An  iPhone and an Amazon Echo are popular widgets. The American healthcare system has devolved into treating us like widgets or products by convincing us Read More »