21st CENTURY METHODS OF TREATING CHRONIC PAIN

“They can send a man to the moon, but they can’t……”   The boomer equivalent aphorism for today’s younger generations refrains of “there’s got to be a hack for this!”   Unfortunately, most chronic pain problems are not “curable.”  For that matter, most medical ailments humans suffer from are rarely “curable.”  The good news is…

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CARRYING MOMENTUM INTO 2023

Dr. Suderman has some advice to share as you head into the new year. The upcoming holiday season often brings with it unique, memorable time spent with loved ones, planning for parties, gift giving, and even travel to new destinations.  Nevertheless, chronic pain persists and can often affect these days and weeks when our routine…

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HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT WITH CHRONIC PAIN

Heather Metz, NP-C shares her insight on some ways to ease your pain flare ups during the summer months. Have you ever noticed that your pain increases when weather changes? You’re not just imagining it, and you may be experiencing worsening or increased pain as a result. Barometric pressure, or air pressure changes, can cause…

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TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH CHRONIC PAIN

Shelly Carnevale, FNP-BC has some tips to help manage your chronic pain during your summer travels. Summer typically means vacations or weekend getaways. For those with chronic pain, this may be avoided. However, there are some things to help prevent pain exacerbations while you travel. In the car, don’t forget the simple tips like sitting…

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YOU ARE NOT ALONE

Kelsey Crawford, PA-C is here to assure you that there are others out there sharing in your feelings when it comes to managing chronic pain. Although chronic pain can sometimes feel isolating, this is a reminder that you are not alone. Many people live with this invisible illness. Here are some celebrities who have shared…

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HOW CAN I REDUCE STRESS AND ANXIETY?

  Research reveals the benefits of exercise, including strength training, to reduce stress and anxiety. Those who suffer from pain frequently feel anxious and stressed, and a regular exercise routine can help.   Learn more: https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/science-says-strength-training-twice-a-week-dramatically-reduces-anxiety-stress.html    

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PETS CAN HELP YOU MANAGE CHRONIC PAIN

Nurse Practitioner, Heather Metz is here to share how your pets can do more for you than you think. Did you know that having a pet can help manage your chronic pain? Pets can provide companionship, which helps to decrease stress, anxiety, and depression, all of which negatively impact your pain. Pets also keep us…

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Position Statement on Treatment Alternatives for Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

The Michigan Society of Interventional Pain Physicians supports the use of the SuperionTM Indirect Decompression Systems (IDS) as an option for the treatment of lumbar stenosis patients as it augments the prevailing solutions and reaches additional patients who would otherwise be left untreated. Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a condition in which the spinal canal…

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