Drs. Lonnie & Paul Zeltzer

Solving the Puzzle of Childhood Pain: Reprogramming the central neural circuit pathways “You can’t be someone who likes immediate gratification, and there aren’t usually any quick fixes.” That’s a fact that Lonnie Zeltzer, MD, establishes right away. She’s been treating children and adolescents for the past 30 years and has had a pediatric pain research program … Read more

Michael Finkelstein, MD

Michael Finkelstein, MD

Michael Finkelstein, MD, encourages patients to take the slow approach to good health. It’s not always easy, but it can alleviate a host of ills. Michael Finkelstein, MD, the “Slow Medicine Doctor®,” says his slow approach to wellness is right for everyone and every condition. “Every condition?” I ask him. (I’m a skeptic.) “Yes,” he assures … Read more

Ginevra Liptan, MD, and her fibromyalgia book

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As a med school student with fibromyalgia, Ginevra Liptan discovered she was her own best advocate. Ginevra Liptan, MD, had never heard of fibromyalgia when she began feeling overwhelming fatigue. It was 1999, and she was a typical medical student, working insane hours and experiencing extreme stress. She chalked up her tiredness to the pressures … Read more

Peter Staats, MD

Peter Staats isn’t usually the first doctor anyone with chronic pain comes to see. “I tend to be the guy who sees people after they’ve been to a few other doctors,” says the anesthesiologist and chief medical officer of both National Spine and Pain Centers and Electrocore Medical. “It’s been that way my whole career. Patients come … Read more

Combining Conventional & Integrative Medicine

Combining Conventional & Integrative Medicine

Imagine you’re trying to reach an important destination, and there’s only one way to get there—a crowded highway that sends you through miles upon miles of rough roads and traffic delays, with no exits in sight. If only you knew of an alternative route, you’d make an escape off the beaten path—even if there were … Read more

Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Expert Advice

Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Expert Advice

Abdominal pain can be easy to rationalize away—at least at first. You chalk it up to “just gas.” Or maybe stress. Or possibly something you ate. But when the pain becomes chronic, it could be a sign that you’re dealing with something more serious, like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). WHAT IS IBD? Ulcerative colitis and … Read more

Preventing Foot Pain

Preventing Foot Pain

They propel us, steady us and, in many ways, dictate our level of physical health, but most of us take our feet for granted until something goes wrong. Elliot Udell, DPM, president of the American Society of Podiatric Medicine and a practicing podiatrist and foot pain management specialist in New York, wants to change the … Read more

Charles Argoff, MD

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Charles Argoff, MD, hadn’t planned to go into pain medicine. But as a medical resident in neurology in the mid-1980s, he noticed that nearly everyone he took care of experienced pain. And here was the curious thing: there didn’t seem to be satisfactory ways to deal with it. Pain was somehow overlooked by most of … Read more