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Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

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A specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Elevated CPK and Other Diagnostic Clues to Muscle Pain

Muscle pain happens to most people. After a rigorous workout, muscles can be sore for days. That’s normal muscle pain. Abnormal muscle pain is a persistent pain that does not go away with rest. The pain is deep and often unbearable. Further investigation is needed for abnormal muscle pain.   The first investigation step is laboratory... Read moreChevron
posted 08/06/2014, comments (0)|
Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

208 New Pain-Related Laws Across U.S.

As most chronic pain patients are well aware, both federal and state governments across the U.S. are looking for ways to curb prescription drug abuse. While their motives may be noble, sometimes their actions have unintended consequences. Too often laws intended to make it more difficult for abusers to gain access to narcotics end up also making... Read moreChevron
Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

Help Fight the Stigma of Chronic Illness – Vote in the Live Bold Photo Contest

Last month I told you about the Live Bold Photo Contest being sponsored by HealthCentral in an effort to help us all fight the stigma that often comes when we live with a chronic illness like fibromyalgia or other chronic pain conditions.   More than 50 entries have been received and now it's time for you to choose the... Read moreChevron
posted 07/30/2014, comments (0)|
Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

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Specialist in Pain Management and Spine Rehabilitation

Prescription Opioid Drug Use during Pregnancy

Two roads lead to opioid chemical dependency. A person can become chemically dependent if opioids are used continuously to treat chronic pain. Another can become chemically dependent if opioids are being abused continuously. Both roads lead to a point when a person cannot live without the external source of opioid chemicals. At that point, a woman... Read moreChevron
posted 07/29/2014, comments (0)|
Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

Update: Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Research from Integrated Tissue Dynamics

Last year I shared a breakthrough fibromyalgia discovery with you. It was a report about new research conducted by Integrated Tissue Dynamics (INTiDYN), which discovered that people with fibromyalgia have excessive sensory nerve fibers around specialized blood vessel structures located in the palms of the hands.   Recently, Dr. Frank Rice,... Read moreChevron
posted 07/29/2014, comments (0)|

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