Pain Travels

Pain Travels

Pain is not passive. It travels, it spreads, it can grow- it is active. We look toward modern medicine- modalities, pills, injections and even surgery- to dull or mask the pain, at best. Is this the best we can do for our patients? Passive treatments cannot solve...
Who Are You?

Who Are You?

Who Are You? Once we get a diagnosis for our pain, we almost become the diagnosis. Patient: “I’m an L5-S1” Doctor: “Send in my 2 pm Rotator Cuff Repair” You are NOT your diagnosis! Modern medicine has become all about putting people into neat, classifiable boxes. We...
Know Your Pain or No Gain

Know Your Pain or No Gain

Know Your Pain or No Gain Why are we taught to push through pain?  The physical demands of our life create stress on our bodies.  Pain protects us.  Pain is a message.  It’s an indicator for change.  You are NOT your pain.  Stop pushing through it and start listening...
Own the Road

Own the Road

Own the Road Consider the analogy that the human body is similar to a machine. Our current healthcare system is actually built on this premise. Think about it. When we have pain we look to the medical specialist or surgeon who plays the role of the car mechanic. They...
Lighting The Way

Lighting The Way

LIGHTING THE WAY This Memorial Day we honored the soldiers of war that made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Out of the darkness of war came Mary McMillan. During WWI, Mary led the frontline effort in the care of wounded soldiers returning home from the...