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Life After Opioids for the Chronic Pain Patient

Cindy Perlin, LCSW Many of the 100 million chronic pain patients in the United States have been depending on opioids to manage their pain, some for decades. In the last few years, concerns about addiction and deaths from prescription opioids have resulted in changes in guidelines regarding opioid use and a crackdown on physicians who prescribe opioids. Many physicians are refusing to continue prescribing opioids to their patients.  Others are refusing to take on any new patients who have chronic pain. Patients who lose their doctors due to retirement, relocation, DEA prosecution or license revocation often have no place to turn for their medication. There’ve been numerous reports of pain patients committing suicide after their doctor discontinued their opioids and they could no longer tolerate the unremitting...

The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments

The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments

Chronic Pain & Natural Treatments PUBLISHED ON THE HUFFINGTON POST The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments: The Best and Worst Strategies for Becoming Pain Free by Cindy Perlin is an empowering and informative book that will motivate readers to take charge of their health. The book provides chronic pain patients, their caregivers, and their health care providers with insights, education, and guidance to help them select the safest and most effective treatments for chronic pain. Most individuals do not realize how little physicians know about chronic pain. It’s up to pain patients to learn as much as they can about effective chronic pain treatments, so they can improve their physical and mental health and quality of life. The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments reveals how the health care...

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Dr. Travis’ Nerve Pain Returns – Can He Find the Help He Needs?

ER physician Dr. Travis Stork gives viewers a look into his own health concerns as he seeks treatment for his ongoing nerve pain, which begins in his neck and affects his back. Dr. Stork has chronicled his search for relief on The Doctors and has undergone acupuncture, chiropractic massage and rehab exercises. He thought he had overcome the worst of it, but just weeks ago the pain came back “like a dagger,” he shares. The dagger-like pain was even worse while sleeping. Watch: Dr. Travis’ Hot Stone Massage He sought out the advice of neurosurgeon Dr. John Spooner to find what his options are. Dr. Spooner suggested trying traction therapy first and then possibly an injection for his compressed nerve in his back. In addition to his usual treatments, he...

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17 Life Changing Reasons You Need A Jar Of Manuka Honey

by Sierra Bright Manuka honey, like other raw honey, is truly a gift from the bees. With a rich history and impressive profile, this honey has reason to be celebrated. Along with hydrogen peroxide, manuka honey contains methylglyoxal (MGO) and dihydroxyacetone, two chemical substances with high antimicrobial action, and probably other bioactive compounds that give it additional potency. These chemicals are more stable than hydrogen peroxide which easily gets neutralized by heat, moisture, enzymatic action. Manuka honey is actually graded according to its non-peroxide antibacterial potency, referred to as Unique Manuka Factor (UMF). Although the medical fraternity has been slow to recognize the healing capacity of manuka honey, it has slowly gained acceptance in the treatment of wounds and burns. Eventually, in 2007, FDA approved its use in...

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Holistic Ways to Win the Battle and Over Come Pain

By Summer Suleiman Crippled by searing pain, I lay sprawled in bed -- a scene that had become all too familiar to me. For years, these dreaded episodes of fatigue, nausea and dizziness had come and gone. They would last for days at a time, haunting me like a ghost, then disappearing without a trace. It started when I was 5. At 24, I was still battling the debilitating symptoms that wreaked havoc on my body. And no one could tell me why. Finally, two years ago, a doctor provided me with the answer I had been in search of for most of my life. He diagnosed me with a rare genetic disorder called Familial Mediterranean Fever, a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by frequent attacks of fever, stomach and chest...