New Digital Health Tools for Managing Chronic Pain and Cancer

In today’s digital world, the majority of people are within a few inches of their cell phones, tablets, and laptops. Technology has made access to information fast, efficient, and free. The medical community is taking advantage of this digital convenience by providing patients and those suffering from chronic pain with valuable tools to improve their … Continue reading “New Digital Health Tools for Managing Chronic Pain and Cancer”

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How the Opioid Epidemic Changes How Doctors Treat Pain

The United States is in the middle of an opioid addiction epidemic. Starting back in the 90s, opioids became common place in medicine cabinets throughout the country. Many doctors felt forced to treat patients with opioids based on pressure from Big Pharma, patient demands, and misguided information on the drugs. The result is the crisis … Continue reading “How the Opioid Epidemic Changes How Doctors Treat Pain”

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How Mobile Health Can Help Chronic Back Pain. There is an App for That.

Chronic pain affects millions of people each day.  In the never-ending battle to effectively fight back against pain, doctors and patients may have just received a powerful ally. Let’s take a look at how you can utilize your cellphone to help you manage your pain. The Mistake Everyone Makes It’s one of the most commonly … Continue reading “How Mobile Health Can Help Chronic Back Pain. There is an App for That.”

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PainScale, the Newest Pain Management App to Help Survive the Opioid Crackdown

PainScale, the innovative pain management app and companion website, changes how patients manage their pain journey by providing customized information and tools to track pain, treatments, activities, and symptoms to determine what makes their pain better or worse.  People in pain will now be able to see what treatments other individuals like themselves are using … Continue reading “PainScale, the Newest Pain Management App to Help Survive the Opioid Crackdown”

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Medical Marijuana Treatment for Chronic Pain

Despite a federal ban, many states now allow the use of medical marijuana to treat muscle spasms and chronic nerve pain.  Marijuana can be inhaled, smoked, or ingested with food or tea, and requires a prescription from a healthcare provider.  Due to recent changes in opioid prescribing, the popularity of medical marijuana has increased significantly. … Continue reading “Medical Marijuana Treatment for Chronic Pain”

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When to Use Cold Therapy for Your Pain

Ice therapy can reduce inflammation, decrease tissue damage and slow nerve impulses that reduce pain.  Ice treatment is most effective shortly after an injury occurs, and comes in a variety of forms including: homemade packs (frozen vegetables), reusable gel packs, instant chemical packs, or ice baths. Back Pain Patients suffering from muscle strains, tissue inflammation … Continue reading “When to Use Cold Therapy for Your Pain”

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