Wednesday, September 02, 2015

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Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

Specialist in Pain Management and Spine Rehabilitation

Tips for Talking to Your Doctor When You have Chronic Pain

Whether this is the first time, the tenth time or the last time, when you see your doctor to discuss your experience with chronic pain, you might want to read these tips first. 


  1. Be Polite:  A conversation will go better with less chance of people getting defensive or offended if all words... Read moreChevron
posted 09/01/2015, comments (0)|
Celeste Cooper, RN

Celeste Cooper, RN, Health Pro

Author, educator, patient and advocate

Incredible Ways to Visualize Pain in the Brain

Our brain not only responds to pain, it is also affected by pain. In acute pain, the brain receives and relays messages to immediately deal with the threat. But, chronic pain, and our reaction to it, is catalogued in our brain for future reference.


In the Movie Theater of Our Mind


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posted 08/31/2015, comments (0)|

Surviving the Demands of Caregiving

Tomorrow is a pivotal day.  My mom* will be released from the hospital.  Either she will go to a rehabilitation facility for three weeks, or she will come home. Neither my father nor my mother want her to go anywhere but home.  I am hoping and praying that the doctors stick to their original assessment.  They believe she... Read moreChevron

posted 08/31/2015, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Being True to Yourself with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Photo credit: Sofia Kinachtchouk


Being true to yourself means to be yourself. To know who you are and act accordingly. That’s hard to do for... Read moreChevron

Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

A specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

What NOT to Do if you have Arthritis Pain

Not sure what to do or what not to do now that arthritis pain is slowing you down? Doing the wrong things can make matters worse, while doing the right things can help relieve the pain. But what is right and what is wrong? This list is everything you should NOT do if you have osteoarthritis pain. These tips could save you from experiencing... Read moreChevron

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