Caregiving and Opioids

Politicians, pharmaceutical companies, physicians, patients, attorneys, law enforcement and the common citizen have all weighed in on the public health emergency we know as the opioid crisis. Yet one demographic with significant input into this issue has received...

Understanding Skeletal Pain

We tend to think of our bones as hard and static, but bone is one of the most dynamic organs in the body. When our skeleton is functioing properly, it is very metabolically active and serves as a reservoir of minerals and growth factors that the body can draw upon in...

Calming the “Pain Brain”

Many people with pain are so overwhelmed that they can’t function well— physically, emotionally and/or cognitively. A major contributing factor to this “meltdown” is a hyperaroused nervous system, which manifests as feelings of anxiety and stress. If it were possible...

Chronic Pain and Art Therapy

PAIN IS A MULTIDIMENSIONAL EXPERIENCE THAT AFFECTS AN INDIVIDUAL’S PHYSIOLOGICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL FUNCTIONING. WHEN PAIN CONTINUES BEYOND THE BODY’S ABILITY TO HEAL AND BECOMES CHRONIC, THE OVERWHELMING STRESS THAT CAN DEVELOP IN EACH OF THESE AREAS OF...

IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The truth about the trouble down under. During her twenties, when Rebecca Spencer was getting ready for a first date, she had more on her mind than selecting an outfit to complement her curly red hair and spitfire personality. She found herself worrying about what...