Christina Lasich, MD, Health Professional

Christina Lasich, M.D., wrote about chronic pain and osteoarthritis for HealthCentral. She is physiatrist in Grass Valley, California. She specializes in pain management and spine rehabilitation.

Deciphering Arthritic Hand Deformities

Just by looking at your hands, you might be able to tell what type of arthritis you have. All of the joints, bones, ligaments and tendons in the hand get affected in a variety of different ways. Certain characteristic hand deformities are diagnostic ...
Christina Lasich, MD

A Look Back at Chronic Pain in 2015

What does it take to get to the place where progress is made over the course of a year, when you can actually say, “I feel better this year?”
Christina Lasich, MD

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

If you think that acupuncture won’t work for you, think again. Here’s why it’s worth considering.
Christina Lasich, MD

Home Remedies for Hand Pain

Not having full use of your hands because of pain can be a real hinderance. Here are three helpful tips.
Christina Lasich, MD

Top Three Myths about Buprenorphine Busted

The myths about buprenorphine prevent its use for the treatment of pain, its use in those that cannot be opioid-free for a period of time, and its use during the time of surgery.
Christina Lasich, MD

How Pain and Addiction Hijack the Brain

Learn how the chemical dopamine - which floods the system both during addiction and when you experience pain - changes your mood and behavior.
Christina Lasich, MD

Which Back Brace is Right for You?

If you want to try wearing a back brace to help with pain, here’s a guide for picking the right one and using it correctly.
Christina Lasich, MD