Category Archives: Fibromyalgia

Acupuncture a PsuedoScience or Not – Baffles Many

Hike the great outdoors – stay fit, meditate and connect with nature. Updated: 18 May 2017 At one point in my life I sought alternate treatment for severe back pain.  I only did so after all other conventional treatments had failed. It’s true physical therapy, diet, ideal body weight, prescriptions and exercise do help with weight bearing, pre-post surgery pain relief and the healing process. But when you have substantial structural and neurological damage in/around bone and soft tissue which includes tendons, ligaments and (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…)

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…)

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…)

Cramp Facilitation, The Same as Restless Leg Syndrome?

See the World While You are Able The patient Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) experience is a creepy crawly, twitching, involuntary underlying skin movement sensation and also may be associated with aching mostly in the knee down to the foot.  The symptoms can also occur in the arms with a feeling as if you are in a constant state of a flexing sensation.  This experience also induces insomnia for many that experience restless nights because of (more…)

Marijuana Addiction, Government & Industrial Greed

When you digest the information I’ve provided within “Marijuana Addiction “Lay Your Bet! Part 1,” See MAE HealthBlog, www.mirrorathlete.com.  One can only assume, the government is more concerned about retaining control and power over the people.  Let me provide you some interesting information with regard to Marinol (HMO Legal cannabis oil prescription).  A month supply costs the patient, or your HMO health provider $300-500 per month.  Also, the 13 states that allow medical marijuana scripts (more…)

Medical Marijuana & Pain Relief, Pain Benefit

I’ve been asked this question many times “what do I think about the use of medical marijuana to relieve pain?”   I believe that chronic pain patients have a unique physical and mental pain challenge regardless of pain disorder that most don’t understand, or could relate to unless they experience something similar.  Relating to a chronic pain patients problem daily is difficult for those that have never walked in their shoes.  It is also common for (more…)