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Not Being Heard | What You Need To Know About How Your Sex Can Affect Your Medical Care

Your gender matters when it comes to pain treatment. Take it from me... About four years ago, I was in excruciating pain, the worst I’d ever experienced, due to a hip injury and I ended up in the ER. I’d never been an emergency room patient before, and it was an eye-opening experience to say [...]

My Friend Becky Thoroughgood Is A Licensed Acupuncturist: Here’s Her Insight On Pain

Becky Thoroughgood How Does The Weather Affect Chronic Pain Patients? At 80, my grandmother was a better forecaster than the Weather Channel. If there was even a hint of barometric pressure change, as occurs before a rainstorm, her neck would sound the alarm.  Once humidity rose, her arthritic fingers would become swollen, stiff [...]

My Experience With Alternative Pain Management Techniques

For the last 10 years, I’ve had a variety of aches and pains associated with mild to moderate rheumatoid arthritis (RA). When I was first diagnosed with RA, I wondered if the pain in my feet and hands would ever get better. After finally determining a reason for my pain I started a treatment plan [...]

Alternative Treatments for Pain

What’s the first thing you do when you get an ache or a pain? If you’re like most Americans, you probably reach for a pill to take the pain away. We are a country that relies on the quick fix. Often we do get short-term relief from pain medications. However, it’s been well documented that [...]