Reiki

Reiki

Certified Medical Reiki Master™ Aziza Doumani knows some people are uncertain about what her profession—her calling—is, not to mention what it can do for people. There are people who hear the words “energy healer” and “life force” and are immediately skeptical. If...
Dry Needling

Dry Needling

  When you hear the term “dry needling,” you may think it’s a kind of acupuncture. But the two therapies are, in fact, nothing alike, says Michael Coords, MD. They both use needles and can help reduce pain, but even the needles are entirely different from one...
Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy

The most common cause of peripheral neuropathy worldwide is diabetes. And because the obesity crisis has led to increased rates of diabetes, peripheral neuropathy has become more common as well. In fact, it’s estimated that in the United States alone, around 20...
HF10 Therapy

HF10 Therapy

As anyone with chronic back pain and leg pain knows, response to pain therapies can be as individual as the pain experience itself. That’s why information about new treatment options is critical. HF10TM therapy is a breakthrough treatment recently approved by the FDA...
Fighting War, then Pain

Fighting War, then Pain

Ron’s exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam caused medical issues. To make matters worse, the pain from existing lumbar radiculitis gradually took hold of his foot, leg and lower back. “The pain was excruciating—a 15 on a scale of 1 to 10,” recalls Ron. “It was like fire...
Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

    If you have lived with pain for a while, you may have tried many options. Generally, a combination of different treatments is most effective. Have you asked you doctor about physical therapy? People with chronic pain may be afraid that physical therapy...
Morgan Barfield

Morgan Barfield

There was a time when Morgan Barfield thought she might never walk again. At the age of 16, she developed CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome) following knee surgery—although it took nearly two years and multiple doctors for her to receive an accurate diagnosis. The...
Opioid Overview

Opioid Overview

The number of Americans who suffer from chronic pain is staggering. It’s around 50-100 million, says Jeff Gudin, MD, the director of Pain Management and Palliative Care at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey. That’s the equivalent of all the people in...
Spinal Cord Stimulation

Spinal Cord Stimulation

Waiting for a rock concert to begin, 25-year old NICOLE ADDIS felt fit, happy and excited to be enjoying an evening out after the birth of her daughter two months prior. As the music started, a crowd rushed in behind Addis, pushing her to the floor. “I heard a...
Neuromodulation 101

Neuromodulation 101

This article on neuromodulation was provided by the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS). To learn more, please visit: www.neuromodulation.org Used to manage a variety of recalcitrant pain syndromes, neuromodulation encompasses the application of targeted...
Neuromodulation

Neuromodulation

This intro to neuromodulation was provided by the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS). To learn more, please visit: www.neuromodulation.org 1.  Neuromodulation improves the quality of life for patients in pain. The Institute of Medicine has estimated that...