Category Archives: 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…)

MirrorAthlete Reveals Fitness Consulting Trade Secrets

Updated: 20 March 2018 Marc beginning a 10mile walk in Central CA. A former client Sid asked specific questions regarding information I posted on MirrorAthlete’s first web site back in 2007. His queries provided an opportunity to share more of the company’s history with readers and reflect on how we got into publishing our first book. [Sid’s Questions] … I can’t seem to locate your MirrorAthlete pain chronicles I read back in the early years. “I (more…)

MirrorAthlete Fit Healthy Lifestyle – Book Release Update

Face Rock, Bandon OR inspires the imagination.  Updated: 3 Feb 2018 The long awaited 10 year book project and publication is now in the second phase of quality review process by the publisher.  With a planned book release date scheduled in 2018. Insight into the books content, Our book reads like no other fitness and healthy lifestyle book in the marketplace. It is loaded with unique personal, 1:1 fitness consulting and client perspectives; including relative people stories, self-help tools, forms and tables, etc.  Including (more…)

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…)

Back Pain Relief Wisdom

Don’t let back pain prevent you from exploration and activities you enjoy. Last Updated:  24 Jan 2016 The most common muscular skeletal weight bearing pain typically occur within the lower back for many.  Whereas soft tissue and bone, or musculoskeletal tissue becomes compromised.  Which include nerves, cartilage, disc, ligaments and tendons where localized swelling, soreness and aggravating and radiating pain occur. Human studies and statistics have shown low back pain will account for more sick leave and (more…)

Manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hike where ever in comfort. Even in an inactive Hawaiian volcano Updated: Nov 22, 2015 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) may cause much discomfort in the large intestine. But it is not considered a serious health risk. It also does not cause more serious diseases such as intestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease or cancer. IBS can also irritate, aggravate and inflame hemorrhoids which is a separate medical condition. What causes IBS? No one knows for sure. (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…)