Tag: pain

Pain is the 5th vital sign campaign was the tool used to market opioids; chiropractic can safely help you feel better.

Pain is the 5th vital sign campaign was the tool used to market opioids; chiropractic can safely help you feel better. If you saw the series Dopesick on Hulu or had heard about the Opioid crisis and how it happened, you know about the pain is the 5th vital sign campaign used to sell the drugs to patients in pain. In marketing, developing a catchy easy way to recommend pain medication-using charts was brilliant.  Medical physicians having had poor training in evaluating and treating musculoskeletal pain now had criteria for prescribing opioids.    Having the profession prioritize pain control in Read More »

Is pain a disease, an illness or a warning mechanism that something is wrong?

Is pain a disease, an illness or a warning mechanism that something is wrong? Pain is feared by many of us and the healthcare system has created mechanisms to control it through medications, surgeries and medical procedures. Is pain a disease, an illness or a warning mechanism that something is wrong?   Can it be that the medical system has gotten it wrong for years resulting in opioid addiction, side effects and medical procedures that were costly and provided little benefit or may have been avoidable altogether? Medicine has classified pain as an illness which makes it possible to prescribe medications Read More »

Hitting the snooze button may be a sign of poor sleep quality which is related to chronic pain.

Hitting the snooze button may be a sign of poor sleep quality which is related to chronic pain. If you are like me, hitting the snooze button is a daily ritual.   I do it as my count down for getting up and prepping myself for the day.  Others do it habitually after a poor night of sleep. Poor sleep is related to high blood pressure, a low pain tolerance, memory problems and weight problems and even difficulty staying awake when driving. A recent article written by a fascial therapist discusses the link behind those who are in chronic pain and Read More »

The science behind fascia and the pain-related ailments it can cause.

  The science behind fascia and the pain-related ailments it can cause. Years ago in the anatomy lab, doctors in training needed to perform dissections on the human body. The purpose was to teach future doctors about how the human body is constructed.   We would first have to cut through this web of fascia that covered the muscles and organs of the body as well as the nerves. We were taught that muscles each had a specific function and that the fascia served little purpose.  Today, we now understand that the fascia is an exoskeleton that controls how we move.   Read More »

In pain? Maybe you need a body mechanic.

In pain?  Maybe you need a body mechanic. Pain that does not go away is why patients call their doctor.  The doctor someone visits can vary from primary care to their chiropractor. An improper step, a fall  or a traumatic injury can cause pain. Playing sports can cause pain  Other times, you may have been woken up with acute back pain, only to find out later that you passed a stone.  The possibilities for why we hurt seem endless. Chronic problems that become acute is why most people visit their doctor.  What we are used to feeling is what we consider normal, even if it is Read More »