Chronic Pain Series
Coming up soon this very vibrant and interesting series on managing chronic pain. Maggie Dickens, LPC-S is organizing and coordinating the entire series. You may want to tune in and join the conversation. The link below will get you to
Pain & Chronic Illness = Depression & Anxiety
There is no doubt that where there is pain, a chronic disease, or an injury, there will be emotional issues arise that are inevitable. After an injury or diagnosis of a health problem or crisis, it is likely there will
Chronic Pain & Addiction: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
The Sprintz Center for Pain and Recovery is an innovative treatment center helping people suffering from both chronic pain and dependency. Having worked in the area of pain psychology since 1987, I have worked patients suffering from chronic pain. In
Understanding Chronic Pain
Pain is a very complex and subjective experience. To complicate the matter of pain even more, there are about 100 million people suffering from chronic pain in the US alone. This is about 1 in 4 people have a severe
Are you looking for an Elixir?
On a recent trip to a Farmer’s Market in Asheville, NC, I I saw this bottle of “Pain Relieving Liniment.” I began to think about how often many of us are looking for the magic elixir to cure us from
Chronic Pain & Painkiller Addiction in the Workplace
On Tuesday June 9th, I will be conducting a presentation on problems of pain & addiction in the workplace at the Houston Chapter of the Employee Assistance Professionals monthly meeting. The problem of prescription painkillers has grown to become the most
Pain & Addiction: Why doesn’t my pain medicine work anymore?
Last week, I attended a most excellent presentation by Dr. Boone from La Hacienda Treatment center on “Addiction and Medications.” Dr. Boone was an engaging, informative and provocative speaker on topics including Pain, Anxiety, Insomnia, Anxiety, Colds, ADHD & Weight
Pain & the Brain: Is your pain all in your head?
The answer………yes and no. What do I mean? The brain is the epicenter of pain in the body, natural & medicinal strategies to relieve discomfort often focus there. For example, when you stub your toe, skin receptors send electrical signals
Placebo Effect: How the Mind Can Help with Pain
The Placebo Effect is well known, but not well understood. The word Placebo comes from the Latin for “I shall please.” Patients given a placebo with have “an actual or perceived improvement” in their medical condition. In essence, “what your