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How to Take an Active Role in Your Spine Health

Posted on September 25, 2013 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

If you're alive and reading this article, chances are you've experienced some level of back pain in your life. Chronic backaches can be frustrating, especially when the cause isn't obvious.

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Signs you need to see a pain management specialist

When is it time to find a specialist to treat your pain condition?
Posted on September 24, 2013 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

Chronic pain can sneak up on you. Suddenly you are faced with this disease / condition and before you know it, months or even years have passed and you are still living with the pain

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Out For a Drive

first time behind the wheel alone
Posted on September 16, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

Learning how to adjust just about everything in my life for my new self was daunting. Driving was always in the back of my mind, but I knew it would be awhile before I could face it and I had more healing to do.

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Chronic pain sufferers find valuable support from online chat groups

Even people socially isolated by pain can use the Internet to connect
Posted on September 12, 2013 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

Many of our patients are enthusiastic users of Facebook groups, Twitter and other disease-specific sites where people living with neuropathy or specific medical conditions can interact and give and receive support and encouragement.

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Bad Day

what to do?
Posted on September 09, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

I just had a bad day, very bad day. Pain was so overwhelming that I was falling off my own feet.

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The Pain Exhibit offers forum for artists living with chronic pain

Remarkable outlet for self expression by people in pain
Posted on September 03, 2013 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

Many of my patients are socially isolated due to their medical conditions related to chronic pain. As a result, many are incredibly creative artistically and use it as a way to express how they feel.

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CareTakers

Posted on September 03, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

I came to admire my husband because when it seemed no one else in the world believed me, he did. He trusted my word. My instinct that something was terribly wrong.

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What Does Nature Have to Do With Pain?

Microcosm and Macrocosm
Posted on September 02, 2013 | by in Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times: Your Guide to Holistic Wellness

Imagine a mountaintop peeking out of a blanket of mist, the mountain stationary to the rolling movement of the mist. An opening appears in the mist revealing a ledge in which half dozen Chinese wise men sit with teacups in their hands discussing and debating nature.

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Walking to Ease Pain

One step at a time
Posted on August 28, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

The last thing my surgeon told me when I was leaving the hospital was that walking was the best thing I could do for my back.

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In The Beginning...Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

An Ancient Medicine in Modern Times
Posted on August 26, 2013 | by in Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times: Your Guide to Holistic Wellness

Let's start at the beginning.  Some say Chinese Medicne has been around for 3000 years, others say 5000 years.

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Is it Time to See a Spine Surgeon?

Posted on August 26, 2013 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

If you've thought about visiting a doctor to address that nagging ache in your back, you're not alone. In fact, it's among the top reasons for physician office visits each year.

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The Little Monster

Posted on August 25, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

One day while steeping myself in pity, a little flutter of thought tickled my brain. Was I sabotaging myself with all that negative thinking and hate, calling it a monster? Doesn't my body respond to how I feel mentally?

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From Mystery Illness to a Spinal Cord Tumor Diagnosis

My Journey with a Spinal Cord Tumor
Posted on August 22, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

The tumor was at T6 to T9, and they were confident that it was a Lipoma, a fatty tumor that is actually in the cord itself. I was fortunate that my surgeon did a great job of removing as much of the tumor as he could without damaging me.

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Tune in and turn down chronic pain

Pleasurable music triggers endomorphins, your body's built-in painkiller
Posted on August 22, 2013 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

It is a safe, inexpensive way for chronic pain sufferers to get some relief and push the pain away for a while.

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery for Scoliosis

Posted on July 05, 2013 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

An estimated 6 million people in the United States have some form of scoliosis, a condition in which the curves of the spine are abnormal, often causing strains on the body.

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