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Pain Management

Hormone Imbalances are a Pain in the Neck

Guest post courtesy Labrix Clinical Services, LLC

lab-logoNearly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, with more than 26 million between the ages of 20 and 64 reporting frequent low back pain (the most common location). There can be many etiologies to pain including injury, infection, arthritis, nerve damage etc. although there is typically an underlying inflammatory component with any primary condition that not only contributes to ongoing pain and suffering, but prevents healing and tissue repair. Testing for hormone levels is often considered when a patient reports issues with libido, hot flashes, or even fatigue, but chronic pain and read more…

Webinar: The Role of Neurotransmitters in Pain and Pain Management

To feel pain is to alter homeostasis, and to alter homeostasis is to foster the potential for pain. Herein lies the vicious “catch 22″ of pain within the body. Pain can be the genesis for altered neurotransmitters and hormones; however altered neurotransmitters and hormones can be the progenitors to perception and experience of pain. Foundational to holistic and functional medicine is the concept of addressing “the root cause.” Of course, that is all too often easier said than done when it comes to complex, multifaceted issues of pain.

Provided in partnership with Labrix Clinical Services,This presentation will seek to read more…

Video: Pain Free, Naturally

Learn more about conventional and integrative approaches to chronic and acute pain management in this presentation from Nancy C. Cotter, MD. Brought to you courtesy of the American Nutrition Association.

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Breaking the Cycle of Chronic Pain

Dr. Todd Born explores various treatments for chronic pain, both conventional and integrative.

Pain is considered chronic when it lasts for weeks, months, and even years. Etiologies include trauma and conditions such as arthritis, cancer, infection, degenerative disc disease, and neuropathies. Common complaints are headaches, low back pain, arthritis, and neurogenic pain (pain that results from damaged central nervous system or peripheral nerves).

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, more than 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain, and approximately 3-4.5% of the global population suffers from neuropathic pain, with incidence rate increasing complementary to age. In read more…

Use of Homeopathic Injection Therapy in Treatment of Morton’s Neuroma a Case Report

Angela L. Drury, DPM, FACFAS

Abstract
Patients suffering from neuroma pain describe their pain as intense, usually 8 to 10 out of 10 on a numerical pain-rating scale. Neuroma pain debilitates a patient’s activity level. It is difficult for patients to wear closed-toe shoes, and most often patients cannot stay active in a healthy exercise program due to the pain. This is a common foot complaint of patients presenting to a podiatrist’s office.

Clinical Observation
A 70-year-old female presented to the clinic with a possible neuroma. Her constant pain was 8 to 10 on the pain scale; her pain was read more…

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