North Shore Pain Management's Blog & Pain News Review

Welcome to North Shore Pain Management’s Pain News Review. This update is provided as a resource to physicians and other providers to help stimulate interest in current topics on pain management in an informative and time-efficient manner.

 

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Does Diet Matter?

Can what you eat have an impact on your pain? Research indicates that it might, and many people with chronic pain... Read more

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Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation

Bundles of sensory nerves that enter the spinal cord at each level, carrying signals from specific regions... Read more

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Fire and Ice...

Heat and cold therapies. People with chronic pain often overlook these very effective and inexpensive therapies, that have minimal... Read more

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Epidural Steroid Injections: Pros and Cons

Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are one of the most common procedures done for pain that originates... Read more

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Yoga

Physical therapy is a mainstay in the treatment of low back pain, but could yoga be just as effective... Read more

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Marbles and Spoons

Both, Marble Concept and Spoon Theory, can be very useful in visualizing how to prioritize your...Read more

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Grief and Pain

Unfortunately, grief is something that will happen to all of us. We will all experience loss at some...Read more

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Pain Relief in the Vitamin Aisle?

here are a few supplements that can be helpful in managing pain...Read more

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The third leg of the stool

Effective management of chronic pain, and every other chronic health problem, has 3 parts, and like a...Read more

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Cup of Joe: Friend or Foe?

Many people rely on their morning coffee to get going, and do not feel able to address the world until...Read more

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Activity Pacing for Chronic Pain

For people with chronic pain and chronic fatigue, activity can help... Read more

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Giving Up

Spring is in the air! The days are getting longer, the thermometer is creeping up. The browns and... Read more

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Recreational vs Medical Marijuana

The law on recreational marijuana specifically states that the Medical... Read more

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Kratom – an alternative to opioids??

Kratom acts as a stimulant at low doses, and a sedative and pain... Read more

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Why Quitting Smoking Is a Great New Year’s Resolution

This is the time of year when lots of people are making (and breaking)... Read more

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Sex and Chronic Pain

Here’s a statistic for you: 75% of people with chronic pain have some sort of sexual dysfunction... Read more

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Volunteering as Pain Management

Human beings are social creatures. We crave contact with other human... Read more

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Managing Medications: Common Side Effects of Pain Medications

One thing about medications – they... Read more

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Managing Your Medications

Most people with chronic pain are on a number of different medications and supplements... Read more

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Pain and Sleep

People with pain often report disrupted sleep, and we usually think of pain making sleep difficult... Read more

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The Massachusetts Opioid Law – What does it mean for me?

In March of this year, the Massachusetts legislature passed...Read more

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Why Do I Have To Do A Drug Test?

We hear this question a lot. Anyone who is prescribed opioid... Read more

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Tis the Season!

I sit here listening to Christmas music on the radio, thinking about holiday parties, talking with... Read more

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I Don’t Wanna Exercise!

In the last posting, I talked about finding ways to stay active over the winter. The next question...Read more

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Thoughts on the Autumn Equinox

This is one of the two days each year when dark equals light – sunset...Read more

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Medical Marijuana at the NIH

It seems as though you can’t go more than a few minutes these days without hearing about medical... Read more

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Black Duck Moments

There is a psychologist, named Bruce Singer, in Connecticut who works with people who have chronic... Read more

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Distraction as a Tool

There was an article in a recent volume of The Clinical Journal of Pain (yep, there is such a thing)...Read more

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NSAIDs in the News

On July 9, the FDA announced that it was strengthening the warning on the class of medications...Read more

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Spring Cleaning?

This winter WILL end, sooner or later, and then it will be spring-cleaning time! One thing I get asked, every... Read more

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