Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Pain Practitioner

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Strategies for Evaluating the Patient with Chronic Pain

A comprehensive evaluation of the patient with chronic pain is rarely straightforward, and it begins with the recognition that a complete cure is unlikely. The patient’s pain experience may be complicated by numerous factors, including lack of an obvious pathological cause, concomitant anxiety and depression, and a downward spiral of inactivity and lowered self-esteem. Often,

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Understanding and Treating Migraines Using Nutrients and Herbals: A Focus on Eastern Medicine

By Trupti Gokani, MD Migraine is more common than asthma and diabetes combined (1), with 36 million sufferers in the United States. Moderate to severe episodes of pain are often associated with nausea and sensitivities to light, sound, and/or smell. While abortive and preventative medications are available, many seek non-medication approaches such as natural supplements,

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How Emotion Can Relate to Location of Pain

By Jennifer Johnston, PhD, DNM, NMD Research is well established on the influence of emotions on perception of pain, pain treatment, catastrophizing, and speed of healing. The Institute of Medicine reports, “people’s experience of pain can be influenced by genes, cultural attitudes toward hardships, stress, depression, ability to understand health information, and other behavioral, cultural,