Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

When patients living with chronic pain are referred to pain management specialists, it is often because they have already tried multiple therapy options without finding meaningful relief. For those diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome {CRPS} or who suffer from focal limb pain, identifying efficacious therapeutic solutions can become even more challenging. Unfortunately, chronic pain … Read more

Autoimmune & Pain CHAT 2016

What You Can Do to Live Better with an Autoimmune Illness Transcript HighlightsDr. Paul ChristoApril 7, 2016 Welcome! Thank you for joining us today for “What You Can Do to Live Better with an Autoimmune Illness.” This Facebook chat will be hosted by Dr. Paul Christo and will cover topics such as: – Treatments (both … Read more

You Are Not Your Pain – Sit Down, Slow Down

You Are Not Your Pain – Sit Down, Slow Down

This second of a three-part series explores the first four meditations in the book You Are Not Your Pain: Using Mindfulness to Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress and Restore Well-Being by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman. Described by the president of the British Medical Association as a “real breakthrough for chronic pain sufferers,” You Are Not Your Pain recently … Read more

Advances in Neuromodulation

Advances in Neuromodulation

Approximately one in three Americans suffers from chronic pain, leading to escalating health care costs and a growing interest in treating chronic pain sustainably, but managing pain is a complex pursuit. The longer patients experience pain, the more reinforced it is (a concept known as central sensitization), thus introducing a “moving target.” Historically, physicians turned … Read more

Barby Ingle on CRPS

Barby Ingle on CRPS

By definition, cheerleaders are enthusiastic supporters, passionate about their teams and eager to inspire others to action. But when Barby Ingle began battling chronic pain caused by a medical condition, injuries and then complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), she had no idea she was starting down a path that would transform her into a cheerleader with an international audience. Growing … Read more

Ace Young on Pain, Family and Caregiving

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It was on a Sunday, the day before Labor Day 1996, when Ace Young, now a Grammy award winner and American Idol star, received news that one of his older brothers had sustained severe injuries in a near-fatal car accident. Ryan Young, a healthy athlete who dreamed of playing professional basketball, broke his back in … Read more

Paula Abdul Cover Story: Straight Up on RSD

Paula Abdul Cover Story: Straight Up on RSD

Grammy award-winning singer, performer and television star Paula Abdul has lived with chronic pain since she was injured as a cheerleader at 17, but it was not until November 2004 that she was diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), also known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a sympathetic nervous system disorder. Abdul, a former American Idol judge, shares how she manages … Read more