August 8 to 14, 2010 is Rothbarts Foot Awareness Week, dedicated to bringing attention to the pioneering work of Dr. Brian A. Rothbart, who first identified the abnormal foot structure that bears his name.
If you suffer from chronic pain, if you've gone from doctor to doctor collecting diagnosis after diagnosis, yet no treatment or therapy [...]
For many people, the most maddening part of chronic pain is trying to find someone that can tell you the actual reason. Finding the source of pain can be tricky. Ask any doctor. Better yet, ask anyone suffering from "chronic pain/cause unknown."
Millions of people wake up each day to pain and other symptoms from [...]
If you're reading this chronic pain blog, it's likely chronic pain is a part of your life. You or your spouse or your child or your sibling struggle with it, and you're looking for help.
You're not alone. Millions of people need help. And millions are being denied help because they have the misfortune to [...]
My pharmacy has a wire rack near the front door that's always stocked with free local magazines. Many of them relate to health and wellness. I recently picked up a new one that announced, in it's premier issue, it's goal of being "your most trusted resource for information on living a healthy life."
Inside, I [...]
The next time a much-touted drug doesn't work for you, you may want to stop blaming yourself and think about the following.
In March of 2009, Doctor Scott S. Reuben, a prominent anesthesiologist and former chief of acute pain at Baystate Medical Center in Massachusetts, was accused of faking studies that were published in several [...]
Recently, I wrote about my purchase of some Vitamin B12 patches. It seems my internal "B12 receptors" have gone on strike, leaving me critically short of that important vitamin.
My doctor recommended weekly injections. I stalled him by trying an 8-week course of a brand new product, transdermal B12 patches. I thought using them would [...]
What? You didn't know there was a carnival just for pain patients? Sure! The clowns all run around throwing Codeine cream pies at each other and the cotton candy is sprinkled with Motrin.
All right, I admit I made most of that up, but the title is true. Pain Health News really is included in the [...]
A story appeared in the news the week of March 20th, 2009, that left me speechless. At the age of 21, David Blancarte of California was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident.
Fast-forward more than 20 years. It's 2007. Blancarte, now 48, is bitten by a brown recluse spider. Knowing the spider's bite is deadly poisonous, [...]
If you read about the tragic death of 45-yearl old actress Natasha Richardson, you may have read a classic case of murder by the word "just."
Richardson, wife of Liam Neeson and daughter of Vanessa Redgrave, fell during a lesson on a beginner's ski slope in Quebec. She hit her head. After falling, she got up, [...]
If you’ve turned to the internet in your quest for pain relief, you’re already using one of the best pain management tools available.
As reported in The Journal of Pain published by the American Pain Society, researchers in a Chicago-based program set out to determine how effective mind/body self-care techniques were in helping adults cope with [...]