The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 44 people fatally overdose on prescription opioids daily in the U.S. That exceeds the daily number of deaths caused by motor vehicle crashes. One forecast estimates that as many as 650,000 people — nearly the combined population of the cities of Arlington and Plano — … Continue reading How Baylor Scott & White Health is combatting the growing opioid epidemic
Sleep in an awkward position or spend a little too much time roughhousing with the kids, and a sore neck is probably in your near future. But it’ll pass. However, there is a common form of neck pain that usually doesn’t pass — in fact, it often gets worse with time. Cervical spondylosis is arthritis … Continue reading Cervical spondylosis: A real pain in the neck
When we experience pain, we want it to be over as soon as possible. So it might seem counterintuitive when a doctor recommends the practice of mindfulness — being fully present in the moment — to reduce pain levels. How could being present help? The answer is in changing the way your mind perceives pain, … Continue reading How being mindful can help you manage your chronic pain
Chronic pain sufferers, take heart. Advances in pain management may offer the breakthrough you’ve been waiting for. “Chronic pain,” which is a pain that lasts more than six months, not only affects everyday living but also everything from mood to relationships to job performance and affects an estimated 116 million Americans every day. “Chronic pain can … Continue reading What a Relief! Chronic Pain Sufferers, Take Heart.
The average doctor’s visit lasts about ten minutes. Think about it, in that short amount of time, physicians have to figure out what’s troubling you and then find the best solution for it. So it’s up to you to go in with a game plan. “The more detailed the information you give, the better chance of a … Continue reading Get The Most Out of Your Doctor’s Visit
Joint pain can keep you from enjoying your life to the fullest, but there are steps you can take to build strong and healthy joints for life. Orthopaedic specialists on the Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano medical staff offer tips on developing strong joints and avoiding pain and injuries so you can love your … Continue reading 6 Ways to Show Your Joints Some Love
When you’re a child, you’re asked to point to a series of frowning faces to rate your pain. As an adult, you rate your pain on a scale of 1 to 10. Pain is subjective. Ralph Monte, PsyD, a post-doctoral fellow in Health Psychology, explains the psychology of pain. “Pain is a subjective experience. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Pain Really Is in Your Head
Patricia hardly ever leaves her house. In fact, she hardly ever leaves her sofa. Years of chronic pain have left her depressed, lonely and hopeless. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Ralph Monte, PsyD, post-doctoral fellow in Health Psychology, offers some tips on coping with chronic pain. “First off, we help you realize … Continue reading Coping with Chronic Pain