Ten Techniques to Help Improve the Relationship With Your Doctor

Patients who have good relationships with their physicians tend to have better outcomes. While this won’t change a patient’s outcome drastically, a recent study shows that it will change it in a statistically significant way – similar to how taking aspirin can reduce the risk of heart health. Additional research has found that when a physician can … Read more

Can Gratitude Make you Feel Better?

It’s a great time of year to feel thankful and show gratitude. When living with chronic pain, it may be difficult to connect to the positive aspects of your life. However, if you stop to think about your relationships and focus outside of yourself, you may discover increasing gratitude and experience the many benefits of … Read more

Genetic Mapping + Super Computing = Personalized Medicine

Genetic Mapping + Super Computing = Personalized Medicine

Many people know of genetic mapping and may have even heard of the term “personalized medicine”.  But the bridge from one to the other wouldn’t be possible without bioinformatics, which is less well known.  Here’s the connection between all three – and why pain sufferers should be interested. Let’s Start with Genetic Mapping Genetic, gene … Read more

How Yoga Reduces Pain

How Yoga Reduces Pain

New Research and a rise in the practice of yoga as a healing therapy have led to new yoga specialties such as yoga for veterans, yoga for trauma and yoga for amputees.* Yoga, an ancient mind/body practice originating in India, enables a person in pain to shift focus, restructure ingrained responses, restore flexibility and increase breath capacity—all … Read more

Physician Spotlight—Allen Burton, MD

There are countless ways a good idea can go amiss—even in the medical field. Physicians and scientists make decisions based on the best evidence and research they have at the time, resulting in an accepted standard of care. But if it turns out that an idea was faulty, or even dangerous, the effects aren’t easy … Read more