Latest by 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.

How to Winterize Your Arthritis Treatment Plan

Because arthritis symptoms are worse during the winter, you should take steps to reduce the pain during the coming months.

How Sleep Affects Pain Intensity

If you don’t sleep well, it can affect your level of chronic pain. Recent research suggests just how much.

Massage Devices Worth the Money

A weekly massage appointment would be great, but it’s not realistic for most of us. Why not a massage device? Here are some good ones.

How to Start an Exercise Program

Your doctor advises you to start exercising, but how can you when you’re experiencing pain. Here’s how to get started without making it worse.

Is it Hip Arthritis or Something Else?

Many people think they may have hip arthritis when they don’t. Here’s what you should know about what it could be.

Journaling about Chronic Pain

You may find some real value in journaling as an adult living with chronic pain. Here are some ideas to help you get started.

How to Talk to Doctors About Pain

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

Hormone Testing for People with Chronic Pain

Why should people with chronic pain be concerned about the hormones in their bodies?

The Latest Buzz about Stem Cell Joint Repair

More and more people are getting excited about stem cell treatment. What’s all the buzz about? Well more and more people are over the age of 60 and discovering that their joints are not holding up to the amount of activity that they are accustomed to ...