Experts suggest ways to correct the habits that keep us from resting well.
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Why people experience chronic pain, and the power they have to de-intensify it
Mark Borigini M.D.
Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) contains the alkaloid mitragynine, which can produce stimulant effects in low doses and some opioid-like effects at higher doses.
Sex hormones are important for more than sex drive; estrogen and testosterone also help with cell growth and maintenance of muscles and bones.
Based on what researchers currently know, the fatigue is all in your head, as well as not just in your head.
Data can inform policymakers, clinicians, and researchers focused on pain care and prevention.
Aerobic exercise is arguably the most commonly prescribed non-pharmacologic fibromyalgia treatment. So why aren't patients all that much better?
As always, moderation in all things. You will feel better, and your doctor won’t be calling you night and day to come in for repeat vitamin D levels.
If the adolescent in your life needs something for pain, maybe suggest something besides pot?
Do individuals who know they have a chronic disease suffer a higher and more persistent burden of stress, leaving a greater impact on the body?
A statistically significant dose-response relationship between the depression persistence and severity of pain related to OA of the knee.
Fibromyalgia is a complex biopsychosocial medical condition that is associated with substantial mental health comorbidities, such as depression and anxiety. Can tai chi help?
Just don’t ask that surgeon to prescribe you marijuana for pain control after your bypass surgery.
Better yet, exercise and eat well—and don’t be a candidate for bariatric surgery in the first place.
But, honestly, will the weight gain stop after the holidays? They are not over yet. Orthodox Christmas is coming up—January 07, I believe. Super Bowl comes up after that.
We should let Justin Beiber be diagnosed, and not judged on whether a shy bladder has played a role in his behavior by those qualified to make such conclusions.
HPV, oral sex, oral cancer, anal cancer, other cancer, fingers, sex toys, oh my.
It is always interesting to find ways to improve sleep, which is known to have a positive impact on fibromyalgia symptoms, but also many other aspects of one’s life.
In the meantime, open the shades, put your head right into that sunny morning, and wait for your body’s opioids to kick in.
The specter of XXL shopping sprees, clogged arteries, and a heart attack while running to catch a bus always seemed to pop into my visual field when staring at the dessert bar.
Over the last few years, its most popular use has been to treat erectile dysfunction in men and low libido in women, despite the lack of robust clinical data supporting such use.
There may be other applications, for other types of chronic pain, in the not-too-distant future.
Now, when did you hear that rumor about the next clearance sale at Lemonlulu?
At the American Pain Society Annual Meeting, transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) once again was discussed as a non-drug option for the treatment of chronic pain.
As if cell phones and one-more-Corona were not enough to keep those of us who do value our lives off the highways, now we all must contend with a large population driving stoned.
They may wander toward a body of water, perhaps drawn to the calming effect, touching it and then wading into pools, ponds, or rivers. And some will never wade out.
Something just as crippling as an infection, also transmitted sexually.
Despite the impact of depressive symptoms on the experience of OA knee pain, the condition is not recognized by adequate numbers of rheumatologists and orthopedists.
In the real world, the findings suggest, even a woman’s smart dietary choices may not be enough to neutralize the harm done by a day filled with stress.
Let’s hear it for the laying on of the latest operating system.
The commercials tell us it works. The studies say it works. And now the analyzers of the studies agree. If only it worked for everyone.
Many readers have expressed their concerns regarding the negative impact that infection with Lyme disease has had on their lives.
Mark Borigini, M.D., is a board-certified rheumatologist who has devoted his career to treating illnesses that cause chronic pain and disability.