Chronic pain

Looking for options to dealing with chronic pain?

A federal health panel at work since 2016 recently released a draft report that recommends a balanced, individual patient-centered approach to treating acute and chronic pain, focused on the following: Risk assessment: A thorough look at patient medical, social, and...

Female, over age 50 and experiencing chronic pain?

New research published in Menopause indicates midlife women with documented menopause symptoms are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with chronic pain, independent of mental health status and other risk factors. Women who struggle with the “change of life”...

Sleep and Pain

After one night of inadequate sleep, brain activity ramps up in pain-sensing regions while activity is scaled back in areas responsible for modulating how we perceive painful stimuli. This finding provides the first brain-based explanation for the well-established...

Surviving the holidays when you have chronic pain

Between the rain, it is darker longer, traffic and holiday expectations, your chronic pain can flare up to the point of you just want to stay inside and tucked in bed. Here are a few tips:  Take steps to combat seasonal affective disorder (SAD).  As the hours of...

Therapeutic Massage helps pain

Pacific is rolling out a NEW program this month! Recovery through Acupuncture, Massage Therapy and Physical Therapy. This program is for workers injured within the last 12 months. Just a highlight about therapeutic Massage Therapy:Treating yourself with regular...