Category Archives: Chronic Pain

Bout With Gout

12 March 2020, By Marc Woodard The most common signs of gout are sudden (acute) redness and inflammation around joints with intense pain. Most often people’s bout with gout occurs at the first joint attacked, with arthritis like symptoms at the big toe. Once gout forms, due to the nature of inflammatory properties it can spread throughout the body (medically referred to as poly-articular gout). Patients initial symptoms include – an intense throbbing pain, whereas (more…)

Ageless MirrorAthlete Pacific Book Review by Allison Walker

Updated: 8 March 2020, Marc Woodard Learn More About Ageless MirrorAthlete book and the author by clicking on the book link and reading the free preview. Title: Ageless Mirror Athlete: Overweight and Unfit No More Author: Marc T. Woodard Publisher: iUniverse ISBN: 978-1-5320-5373-3 Genre: Health and Fitness Pages: 367. Book can be ordered on Amazon, B&N and iUniverse: Hard and soft book cover and digital copy. To view Ageless MirrorAthlete original pacific book review listed (more…)

Use Opioids Effectively to Control Pain and Reduce Health Risk

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. So you ask yourself, how could taking more pain killers cause greater sensitivity to pain? “I thought pain killers were supposed to lessen the pain.” This is true if you are following the  (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…)