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Johns Hopkins pain management specialist recommends Calmare Therapy for RSD pain

Scrambler therapy can overcome severe neuropathy
Posted on January 03, 2014 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

Three years ago, my team and I conducted an exhaustive search looking for a new drug-free therapy (with no patient side effects, which was FDA cleared) to help combat treatment-resistant chronic pain.

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2014: Happy New "Healthier" Year!

Posted on December 31, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

The "New Year" has always been special to me. I not only celebrate the beginning of a new year, but also my birthday. As you can imagine, I have never had a borring birthday.

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Now is the time to de-stress and lighten the pain load

The holidays are almost here
Posted on December 18, 2013 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

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Christmas Greetings

Christmas can invoke different feelings in people; this one blessing I would like to share with you.
Posted on December 04, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

I know Christmas can invoke different feelings in people, it is a very emotional time. I struggle with this time of year myself. Not because of my childhood.

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If you have chronic pain, protect yourself from the holiday rollercoaster

You can't enjoy the season if your pain is off the charts
Posted on December 03, 2013 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

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The Myth of the X-Ray

And what matters most when treating patients with back pain
Posted on November 19, 2013 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

Over my course of years in practice, I have seen thousands of x-rays. Some have shown a mild or beginning stage of spinal degeneration, others have presented such severe damage that I've marveled at how the patient was even able to walk through my office door.

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You Can Lessen Chronic Pain with Exercise

The benefits of regular exercise can offer surprising results
Posted on November 18, 2013 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

From a doctor's perspective, treating chronic pain is one of the most difficult professional challenges. Every patient is completely unique and so is their body and mind's reaction to pain.

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Progress to help women in pain is too slow

Medical professionals offen defer female pain as an emotional issue
Posted on October 23, 2013 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

About 25 percent of Americans experience chronic pain, and a disproportionate number of them are women. Women suffering from autoimmune diseases almost doubles that of men.

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The Circulating Life Force

That is Qi, or Chi, or Ki
Posted on October 21, 2013 | by in Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times: Your Guide to Holistic Wellness

It's all energy no matter how we slice it.  Doesn't matter if we call it molecular energy, atomic energy, life force, power, Spirit, it's all the same stuff.

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Too Much Too Soon? Over-Treating Back Pain

Posted on October 21, 2013 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

As a patient, have you ever been surprised or disappointed by the treatment recommendations your physician has given you?

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Surprise Reactions

Posted on October 17, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

The other day I decided to put the country music station on my TV so I could listen to the music my friend loved so much. I was not even ready for the reaction I had to watching that video!

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Avoid neck and back pain when you're strapped to a desk

My interview this week with Entrepreneur Magazine
Posted on October 10, 2013 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

In this day and age, many of us are sitting at computers from dawn to dusk (and often later). Day after day, sitting in a rigid position, under stress, and pounding on a keyboard, will eventually take its toll on the body.

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Hello SpineUniverse!

It's an honor to discuss spine care through this forum.
Posted on October 09, 2013 | by in Perspectives on Spine Care under Obamacare

Thank you SpineUniverse for the opportunity to blog on your site and for Readers for reading! It is with great enthusiasm that I embark on my blog titled "Perspectives on Spine Care under Obamacare."

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The Bus Stop

Posted on October 08, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

My first accomplishment as a broken Mother was taking my son to the bus stop for the first day of kindergarden.

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Help Me My Brain Thinks I'm Falling

Twisted Signals
Posted on September 26, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

So far nothing has happened the way most of my doctors said it would or should or maybe could?

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