Latest by Christina Lasich, MD

How to Boost Your Activity Tolerance

When you have pain, it’s not easy to build back your ability to do certain activities. Here are 10 tips for getting there.

Gabapentin: A drug of many uses

While most drugs are designed for specific uses, gabapentin (Neurontin) is a drug of many uses. Anti-biotics are used to treat infections. Hypertension is treated with blood pressure medication. Anti-emetics relieve nausea. The list goes on and on ab...

Sleep is a Good Investment

Are you feeling overwhelmed or fatigued? If so, you may not be getting enough sleep. Sleep is essential to having a quality of life. Without rejuvenating overnight, our bodies experience more sensitivity to pain and stress. Even petty problems get bl...

Caregiving

People in Pain at Risk for Falling

Falling down is more than a matter of getting up and dusting off. A fall can trigger an avalanche of health problems that occasionally lead to death or permanent disability. For this reason, fall prevention has become a top priority for healthcare pr...

Remedies for Winter Arthritis Pain

As temperatures hover around freezing, arthritis pain spikes to unbearable levels. Wintertime pain is often the worst pain of the year. When a cold storm moves into the area, those living with arthritis feel miserable from the aching, stabbing and gr...

Frequently Asked Questions About Cervical Myelopathy

What is Cervical Myelopathy?: Cervical Myelopathy is the leading cause of spinal cord injury in the world,. As the spinal column degenerates, the injury to the spinal cord is caused by cord compression from the encroaching tissue. The discs, the join...

Causes of Geriatric Pain

What some consider the "golden years" may not be so golden if riddled with pain; here are the most common causes of pain in the elderly population. Arthritis: Painful joints are by far the most common reason to have pain as you get older. ...

Tricks to being a Vegan

Eat Food, Mostly Plants, Not too Much" ~ Micheal Pollan More and more people are eating nothing but plants. Those that choose to be Vegan are not eating anything that contains animal products like milk, eggs, meat, and animal fat. Not so easy to...

Suboxone: Basic and Essential Facts

What is Suboxone? Suboxone is the trade name for product that contains both Buprenorphine and Naloxone. Suboxone is only available as a sublingual film, but other companies are producing tablets that contain these two chemicals. Buprenorphine is an o...

Knee Replacement Devices

Knee replacement surgery can help many people live a healthier, happier life without knee pain. But how long do artificial knee devices last?