Tag Archives: Chronic Pain

Effectively Treat Chronic Pain Syndrome (CPS) and Fibromyalgia

Updated 7/8/2020 by Marc Woodard Chronic Pain Syndrome (CPS) is a common problem that presents a major challenge to health-care providers because of its complex natural history, unclear etiology, and poor response to therapy. CPS is a poorly defined condition [Google 2020]. Whereas fibromyalgia has specific physical and hormonal markers that likely confirm the diagnosis and treatment can significantly alleviate chronic pain. If you have no history of illness, disease or injury and have unexplainable and medically (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…)

Challenging Your Social Disability Expectation

Updated: 17 May 2015 I know many out there are hurting with disabling mental, spiritual and physical pain thinking there is nothing more that can be done to improve the situation. What is a social disability expectation? I coined this term back in 2004 when I understood my injury was permanent causing lifelong pain that must be managed daily. Through this time it was apparent I was looked at by many as a disability casualty (more…)