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Joint Pain Relief Codes – Joint Pain Relief Codes PDF – Joint Pain Relief Workout PDF

Joint Pain Relief Codes Download – Joint Pain Relief Codes PDF – Joint Pain Relief Workout PDF. Why Joint Pain Isn’t Inevitable and How to End Yours? One particular queries I most often hear from folks is, Well, But what can I do about...
by Juicy Marketplace on Aug 6, 2016

Words are never enough – but does that stop us?

Pain may be said to follow pleasure as its shadow; but the misfortune is that in this particular case, the substance belongs to the shadow, the emptiness to its cause. CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning. HARUKI...
by Healthskills on Jul 17, 2016

Ambiguity and uncertainty

Humans vary in how comfortable we are with uncertainty or ambiguity: Tolerance of ambiguity is a construct discussed in cognitive and experimental research literature, and refers to the willingness to prefer black and white situations, where “t...
by Healthskills on Jul 10, 2016

Office Based Surgery Project Management

On an office based surgery project management job by Empire Projects, Inc., the project has been submitted for various NYC government approvals including: the NYC Department of Buildings, NYC Fire Department, and the Bureau of Electrical Control. .Th...
by Empire Projects, Inc. on Jul 3, 2016

What is our goal in pain management?

One of the cool things about having worked in chronic pain management since the mid-1980’s is that I’ve seen a few things come and a few things go.  Some things remain, of course, and the things that seem most long-lived are debates abou...
by Healthskills on Jun 19, 2016

A new definition of pain

The IASP definition of pain has been revolutionary. It has helped shift the focus away from mechanisms involved in producing the experience we all know, towards defining the nature of that experience. The definition is relatively simple, easy to reme...
by Healthskills on May 29, 2016

How do help someone change their beliefs about pain?

This post is my little attempt to educate clinicians! Some of you will know I really don’t like the term “pain education” or “educating” people. The reason doesn’t go back as far as the original definition of ̶...
by Healthskills on May 9, 2016

Why does “doing exercise” work?

Bless all the physiotherapists in the world, they keep us doing exercises. And exercises are good because they get us doing the things we want to do in our daily lives. But how does it work?  This is not an exposition on exercise physiology –...
by Healthskills on May 1, 2016

Self-managing chronic pain

I have long been a proponent of helping people who live with pain to take control of their situation and actively self-manage as much as possible. My rationale has been that people who feel they are in control of some parts of their life are more lik...
by Healthskills on Apr 24, 2016

Waldman Atlas of Interventional Pain Management

  Waldman Atlas of Interventional Pain Management Arranged by anatomic region, Atlas of Interventional Pain Management provides pain medicine specialists in practice and in training with the most up-to-date and practical guide to over 160 interv...
by booksmedicos on Jan 27, 2016

A community of practice

There is something different about the relationships I’ve developed through my blog. What started as an individual desire to share my excitement at pain management done well (and wanting to have others learn and do it too) has developed into a...
by Healthskills on Jan 17, 2016

Dealing with Pain Physicians Should not be so Painful

The State of Florida is trying to eliminate medical practitioners and facilities which prescribe narcotics freely without doing the proper evaluations. These pill mills sell drugs for cash and the resulting overprescribing of oral narcotics has flood...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Jan 14, 2016

Using a new avoidance measure in the clinic

A new measure of avoidance is a pretty good thing. Until now we’ve used self report questionnaires (such as the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia, or the Pain Catastrophising Scale), often combined with a measure of disability like the Oswestry Dis...
by Healthskills on Jan 10, 2016

Managing Chronic Pain in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders

With opioid abuse raging across the country, treatment of chronic pain becomes a tricky subject, with prescriptions often leading to relapse in recovering patients. SAMSHA has created tools for medical providers and professionals in treatment, to be...
by Recovery Advocates on Jan 6, 2016

End of year roundup

It’s summer in New Zealand, and although the vagaries of Kiwi weather are always with us (33 degrees predicted today – but a southerly tomorrow and a drop of probably 10 degrees in half an hour!), we’re gearing up for our usual Chri...
by Healthskills on Dec 20, 2015

Fibro fog or losing your marbles: the effect of chronic pain on everyday executive functioning

There are days when I think I’m losing the plot! When my memory fades, I get distracted by random thin—-ooh! is that a cat?! We all have brain fades, but people with chronic pain have more of them. Sometimes it’s due to the side eff...
by Healthskills on Dec 6, 2015

Spine and Rehab Center Design Awarded to Bernstein & Associates, Architects

Healthcare architecture firm Bernstein & Associates, Architects (www.bernarch.com) has been hired to design a new, state-of-the-art, Spine and Rehab Center in New York.Rehabilitation Medicine design is a sub-specialty of Bernstein & Associate...

Winter Holidays: A Guide to Fun!

Ok I admit it. Winter is not my favourite time of year. The cold and the snow and I start getting cranky. But, maybe what I need to be doing instead is thinking back to when I was a kid and all the fun I used to have this time of year. When the weath...
by Creative Cynchronicity on Dec 1, 2015

Pain Management Office Design Commission Awarded to Bernstein & Associates, Architects

A commission for a pain management office suite in New York has been awarded to Bernstein Associates, Architects.Design of pain management exam, consulting and treatment space is a specialty of Bernstein & Associates, Architects – see http...

Orthopedic and Pain Management Offices Designed by Bernstein & Associates

A medical office suite providing orthopedic and pain management services --- designed by Bernstein Associates, Architects --- was recently completed in New York.Design of orthopedic and pain management exam, consulting and treatment space is a specia...


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