Is it possible to treat chronic pain with meditation; replacing the need for narcotics? What is involved with an effective meditation process that can reduce or eliminate pain? Meditation is a mind and body practice used for increasing calmness, focus, relaxation and overall well-being. Meditation involves slow, regular breathing and sitting quietly for at least […]Read more
Depression and Physical Pain
Lower back pain, sciatica, fibromyalgia, joint pain, headaches, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are the most common physical ailments associated with people who are depressed. Depression can make chronic pain worse. Back pain sufferers are in greater pain when suffering from depression and headaches and stomach problems are common with […]Read more
Does Gender Play a Role with Pain?
Any mother will tell you that if men went through the pain of childbirth, the human race would be extinct today. But do men and women really handle pain differently? Salonpas sat down with Dr. John Stavrakos, a physical medicine and rehab physician (physiatrist) on the medical staff at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital for […]Read more