Kratom: Dangerous and Risky

Many people in pain seek natural alternatives to pain medications such as opioids believing them to be safer or more effective. Many of you may have heard about Kratom. It is an herbal extract that comes from the leaves of an evergreen tree (Mitragyna speciosa) grown in Southeast Asia. It is often sold as a… Continue reading Kratom: Dangerous and Risky

Opioids and Chronic Pain

What is Pain? Everyone has felt pain at one point or another in their lives. It is our body’s way to tell us something is wrong. Whether from a paper cut or a broken leg, pain alerts us to the problem. This is called acute pain. It happens from an injury and inflammation in an… Continue reading Opioids and Chronic Pain

Coronovirus / COVID-19 and Pain Management Availability

You have been seeing your pain doctor monthly to get medications and get different injections to treat your pain. Suddenly, your pain doctor is not available to see you personally in the office. What can you do now? With social distancing mandates, physical therapy, chiropractic and massage therapy may not be an option right now… Continue reading Coronovirus / COVID-19 and Pain Management Availability

Novel PTSD Treatment – Stellate Ganglion Block

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? PTSD is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event; either by experiencing it or by witnessing it. Over the years it has been known as shell shock, combat fatigue, soldier’s heart, nostalgia, and war neurosis and has been around for centuries. While it is best known… Continue reading Novel PTSD Treatment – Stellate Ganglion Block

What is the deal with CBD oil?

I get asked about what I think about CBD oil all the time by my patients. I’d like to think I approach these questions with an open mind. Since a few years ago, ads for CBD oil are cropping up everywhere. I have seen my mail and pack shop, movie rental place, and even the… Continue reading What is the deal with CBD oil?

Opioid Dangers

How do we define pain? Most people will face pain of one type or another at one time or another during their lifetime. Most people may suffer from occasional back pain or joint pain such as the knee or hip which typically goes away after a week or two, also called acute pain. Chronic pain… Continue reading Opioid Dangers