Pain and Genetics

Pain and Genetics

With all the research being done in genetics, is there an application for pain sufferers? The short answer is yes – in pain sensitivity, prediction for chronic pain conditions and even determining which medication may be more beneficial in reducing pain. The...
Puppy in the Puddle

Puppy in the Puddle

  A few days ago it was very hot here in Tampa, very early in the day. For those of you who are familiar with Tampa’s weather, you know it can be extremely humid—none of this dry heat like they have out West. Instead, our air is completely saturated with water...
Mood & Depression

Mood & Depression

  There is a convenience store near my house where I often stop in to buy something to drink when I am out on my walk. (Full disclosure: If you know me then you know my drink of choice is Diet Coke, but I hesitate to share my poor nutrition habit with the world!)...

Ready for Your Vacation?

Are you planning a vacation and worried about how you will feel away from home? With a little planning, you can make your trip smoother and lower your anxiety. Here are some suggestions to consider when traveling this summer: Plan Ahead Evaluate where you are going...
Two Types of Coping

Two Types of Coping

    From birth, we are all faced with two basic questions: “What do I want or need?” and “How do I get it?”  Of course, we start out wanting the same kinds of things: to eat, to sleep, to be safe, to sit up, to crawl, to walk… Throughout life, our goals...
Sports and Chronic Pain

Sports and Chronic Pain

It is sobering to see any young athlete felled by injury. Friday-night crowds fall silent when a high school football player remains motionless on the field after the pile of players rises. Parents watch anxiously when a pitcher grabs his elbow after an inning and...
Get in the Right Hands

Get in the Right Hands

Consumer surveys suggest that more people than ever are seeking massage for pain management and that they find massage to provide more relief than chiropractic, acupuncture or physical therapy.  To ensure that a massage is helpful and not hurtful, here’s some expert...
Berry Smoothie Recipe

Berry Smoothie Recipe

It’s always a good time of year for delicious and healthful smoothies! Research shows that you’re more likely to eat the recommended 3-5 daily servings of vegetables if you are eating them throughout the day and not just at dinner. Get a jump start on your...
Food & Pain Quiz

Food & Pain Quiz

Does food affect pain? When an individual is suffering with chronic pain, establishing a nutritionally sound diet can often fall low on the priorities list. But can the foods, spices and drinks we have daily reduce or prevent pain? Test your knowledge. Are the...
Headaches 101

Headaches 101

Infographics have become one of the best methods for conveying detailed information in a way that folks will understand and more easily remember. We came across this great one courtesy of The Mount Sinai Medical Center and thought we’d share it with you. What do...