Category Archives: Chronic Pain

Use Opioids Effectively to Control Pain and Reduce Health Risk

Live life to the fullest and pain free. Last Updated: 3/15/2019, Marc Woodard Scientific studies prove, pain relief decreases while pain sensitivity increases from excess use of opioids. In other words, if you’re a chronic pain sufferer and have used opioids for long periods of time, greater sensitivity to pain will occur. Especially when patients ignore the doctors prescription program. So you ask yourself, how could taking more pain killers cause greater sensitivity to pain?  “I thought (more…)

Recreational and Medical Marijuana Use Perspective

Life has many potential roads to travel. Which lifestyle path will you choose? It is very interesting to learn how attitudes have changed about  marijuana use since I was a kid. After speaking with local youth in two states (California and Oregon) regarding marijuana use… there is a nonchalant attitude regarding medicinal and recreational use of this natural weed. The common answers to my questions, “don’t you think marijuana will harm you in any way if you continue (more…)

Why Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia Challenge Pain Specialists

Sticky Tongue to Ice Can Be Painful Updated:  8 May 2014 Chronic Pain Syndrome (CPS) is a poorly defined condition “and somewhat” similar to fibromyalgia as a chronic pain experience.  CPS is where a neurologically based pain has not resolved, or finding the exact cause of pain may have not been identified.  We’ve all experienced pain at one time or the other, e.g., a broken bone, or speck of dirt in the eye, a bruised, (more…)

Are Honey and Cinnamon a Cure All?

Bees are attracted to all types of flowers I was asked by a co-worker if honey and cinnamon is a cure all for every ailment known to man.  I certainly didn’t know the answer to this question, so I did a little research on topic. It appears there are a lot of nutritional and research information at our finger tips that supports honey and cinnamon as very good for us.  I’m not sure that when combined they (more…)

Fentanyl and Other Pain Medication, Legal and Illicit Use

Memories in Life are Precious For those of you that have severe chronic pain and are considering the use of Fentanyl patches there are some things you may, or may not be aware. Fentanyl was first synthesized and labeled by Janssen Parmaceutica in 1959.  The first intravenous anesthetic trade name of Fentanyl was Sublimaze.  Then following a series of mid-1990’s clinical trials a product was produced and marketed as a Duragesic alcohol gel infused patches.  These (more…)

Familiar Supplements that Relieves Chronic Pain

The Golden Years Don’t Have to Be Painful It is now known through scientific studies there is a correlation between low levels of vitamin D in the body and pain.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that chronic pain is the leading cause of disability in the United States.  And they also show through research that a significant amount of pain patients lack Vitamin D in their diet.  This research also concludes on (more…)

Learn to Embrace the Pain, Exercise and Get Fit

  Walking is the best exercise activity to connect healthy mind, body and spirit with environment The mindset change required to work around your pain is most important in order to meet your fitness goals; especially if your challenge is to manage acute and chronic pain.  The mind must learn to embrace and adapt to a specific ill-health pain condition(s) and/or physical-mental limitations in order to increase fitness levels.  And it is important to understand (more…)

Why a Physiatrist Offers the Best Rehabilitative Course

Korean Memorial, Washington DC The practice of physiatry is approximately 50 years old.  So how is it many pain and immobility challenged patients have never heard of this medical specialty?     Good question, I guess it’s possible this specialty could be considered the gold standard of rehabilitative medical treatment.  And available to pain and immobility suffers once other medical treatment has been exhausted.     If you don’t already know about the discipline of physiatry, I (more…)