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Christina Lasich, MD

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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.

Latest by Christina Lasich, MD

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The Ups and Downs of Inversion Therapy

Are you considering inversion therapy for muscle spasms or a spinal condition? Learn about the upsides and the downsides of turning your body upside down.

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Post-Traumatic Arthritis in Olympic Athletes

The Olympic athletes of yesteryear are still experiencing the pain of pursuing Olympic gold. As an athlete, are you at this same risk?

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All About Hydrocodone

Learn more about the pros, cons, and outright risks of using the powerful opioid pain medication hydrocodone.

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The Truth About Hypnosis For Chronic Pain

If you struggle with chronic pain, you might want to consider hypnotherapy. Learn the truth about how hypnosis can help with chronic pain.

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How Biofeedback May Help Chronic Pain

If you live with chronic pain, you should pay close attention to the signals your body gives you. A form of mindfulness called biofeedback may be the key.

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4 Ways to Age Gracefully with Chronic Pain

Aging gracefully with chronic pain seems like a monumental task, but these tips can help smooth the road ahead of you.

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How Meditation Helps Chronic Pain

Meditation is more than just chanting and deep breathing, especially if you live with chronic pain. Learn how meditation can help your brain to feel less pain.

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A New Year Offers New Opportunities to Relieve Osteoarthritis Pain

A New Year offers new opportunities to feel better. A new year may bring new scientific breakthroughs. A new year may bring new technologies. A new year may bring new resolutions. What ever your new year brings you; let’s hope for less osteoarthritis ...

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How Spiritual Connections Can Help Ease Pain

Staying connected with others can make a big difference in dealing with chronic pain, Here’s why.

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What You Should Know About Opioids

Read this before you start taking opioids for chronic pain, so you know the potential risk ahead of time.