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Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can transcend the purely physical cause that set it in motion and turn into a crisis that envelopes the entire person. Learn more about how to manage it without letting it manage you.

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Brain & Pain

The brain is a very dynamic organ and can play an important role in managing health. Protecting your most valuable resource—your brain— is an important part of a winning pain management plan.

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Lifestyle & Habits

Becoming healthier is a key to helping manage pain.Carefully decide how you spend your time each day and what habits you cultivate. Learn more about the key traits of highly successful chronic pain sufferers.

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Treatments

We see ourselves as machines: If a part is broken, we fix it. Chronic pain doesn't follow this recipe. Standard medical treatments can certainly help, but if you are not careful, they can also stand in the way of progress.

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06 Sep
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When Your Doctor Says No: Tips for Surviving the Opioid Crackdown

By Dr. Peter Abaci

It’s been a tumultuous year for patients who rely on the routine use of opioid painkillers. Concerns over the rise in overdose deaths has led to a “code red” state of alarm surrounding the prescribing of opioids, resulting in mounting pressure to drastically limit their role in pain management from multiple key sources. Taking into consideration that an estimated 1 out of every 5 patients with non-cancer pain are prescribed opioids and that doctors traditionally dispense over 650,000 prescriptions per day for opioid painkillers, then curtailing the routine use of opioids for treating a myriad of pain problems will have a huge impact on millions of chronic pain patients.

Here is a recap of what your doctor has had to sort through this year:

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16 Aug

Olympians are using alternative therapies and what that means for you

Cupping, taping, acupuncture, massage… anything for the competitive advantage, as seen quite visibly on Michael Phelps’ cupping marks in this year’s Olympic games.

The world’s top men’s swimmer is one of the most well known elite athletes reaching to alternative therapies left and right. Other highly visible Olympians using unconventional performance boosters include beach volleyball players and their brightly colored physio-tape.

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16 Aug

Stretches For Back Pain Relief - 20 Minute Yoga Sequence For Beginners

Stretches for back pain relief - Jen's 20 Minute Beginners Back, Sciatica Pain Relief, & Flexibility Yoga Flow is here! Naturally relieve Back Pain, Back Tension, Sciatica Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Tension, and gain Flexibility in this Full 25 Minute, Beginners Yoga Class! Certified Yoga Instructor Jen Hilman from Austin TX, leads this Yoga flow. This is a Beginners level instructional Yoga video.

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15 Aug

Stanford Back Pain Education Day 2016! FREE!

We all know someone who suffers from back pain. Please join us for an exciting day filled with lectures from Stanford pain experts and information on community resources, research opportunities, and state-of-the-art back pain treatments!

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