Chiropractic Physicians Urge Conservative Approach to Pain Management

With new research highlighting more risks associated with the increased use of opioids for pain, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) strongly urges patients and healthcare providers to consider first exhausting conservative forms of pain management.

As You Were Saying…Clear Way to Curb Opioid Abuse

By Bob Twillman Just days after his election, Gov. Charlie Baker made headlines by declaring his administration’s commitment to ending the state’s growing problem of prescription drug abuse. Despite that pledge, Massachusetts residents continue to abuse prescription medications, and, as a result, to die in record numbers. Just recently, the state’s Department of Health released data […]

Integrative Medicine Has Positive Impact On Patient Activation, Chronic Pain, Depression

From Military_Technologies.net: “Integrative medicine interventions lead to significant improvements in patient activation and patient-reported outcomes for chronic pain, depression, and stress, according to a new report released by The Bravewell Collaborative. The findings are based on data collected by the Patients Receiving Integrative Medicine Interventions Effectiveness Registry (PRIMIER), the first-ever patient registry on integrative medicine.”

For Headaches, A Lifestyle Change May Be Better Than A Doctor Visit

It’s estimated that every year 12 million Americans go to the doctor seeking help for headaches. Nearly one quarter of the population suffers from recurrent severe tension headaches or migraines.

Yoga and Chronic Pain Have Opposite Effects on Brain Gray Matter

Chronic pain is known to cause brain anatomy changes and impairments, but yoga can be an important tool for preventing or even reversing the effects of chronic pain on the brain.