Chronic pain

Breast Cancer Awareness:   Teresa’s Story

Breast Cancer Awareness: Teresa’s Story

In 2020, there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer and by the end of 2020, there were 7.8 million women alive who were diagnosed with breast cancer within the last 5 years. We all know someone who is a breast cancer survivor. Meet my friend Teresa who...
The 12 Basic Tenets of the PRC Treatment Philosophy

The 12 Basic Tenets of the PRC Treatment Philosophy

Chronic pain is very different from acute pain and requires substantially different treatment. Chronic pain is influenced by a variety of physical, psychosocial and environmental factors. The cause of stable, chronic pain is less important than what is done to manage...
9 Tips to Help Prevent Neck and Back Pain

9 Tips to Help Prevent Neck and Back Pain

During your daily routine, you may begin to notice acute back or neck pain. Is this just a reality you have to accept, or is there something you can do about back and neck pain? Neck and back pain are certainly common symptoms and pervasive. In 2018 alone, 18% of...
Listening to Music to Control Chronic Pain

Listening to Music to Control Chronic Pain

Music has the power to move us. Envelope us in a hug of auditory warmth that can transport us far from where we are and from whatever we’re feeling, both emotionally and physically. Whether you’d call yourself a music buff or not, there are certain songs that each of...
Chronic Pain Medications: Dangers and Alternatives

Chronic Pain Medications: Dangers and Alternatives

Chronic pain is an unfortunate reality that affects all too many people, and finding respite and reprieve from it as quickly as possible is often the name of the game. Quite frankly, it’s understandable. Who wants to wait for relief? Therein lies the rub. While pain...
How to Get Family to Understand Chronic Pain

How to Get Family to Understand Chronic Pain

You can’t see pain. You can’t touch it. Most frustratingly you can’t easily explain chronic pain. But you can feel it. That’s the thing, no matter what happens and no matter how little it’s understood by those closest to you, the pain itself doesn’t go away. This...