The Stigma of Pain and Aging

Approximately 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain conditions. Despite the prevalence of chronic pain conditions in America, pills aging people with pain often feel stigmatized. Since so many pain medications fall under narcotic classification and therefore carry the potential …

Relaxation Therapy for Managing Breakthrough Pain

There is a definite connection between stress and pain. One can quickly lead to the other – being in pain can add additional stress to a person?s day, and being stressed can add pain to one?s day. Stress can be particularly …

Treating Elbow Pain

As inconvenient as elbow pain is, treatment tends to be fairly simple and often overlaps: for many elbow complaints, rest, ice, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication, and gentle stretching or massage are the best starting points. If you suspect Tennis or Golfer’s …

Managing Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis

Medial and lateral epicondylitis, salve commonly known as golfer’s and tennis elbow, respectively, are 2 similar conditions which affect the anatomy surrounding the elbow. Despite their common appellation, individual’s whose jobs or daily activities consist of repetitive motions such as …

Multiple Sclerosis Pain

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease in which the immune system targets the Central Nervous System, damaging the protective surroundings of the nerves and sometimes the nerves themselves. While the severity, progress, and even symptoms of MS are unpredictable …