Latest by Christina Lasich, MD

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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 ...

Connecting spiritually with nature.

How Spiritual Connections Can Help Ease Pain

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

Opioid tablets on a prescription form.

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.

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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 ...

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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?”

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Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

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

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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.

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The Facts About Anti-Inflammatory Meds

Do you know the facts behind today’s most commonly use anti-inflammatory meds?

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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.

Brain hijacked by its own reward system.

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.