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Deep-Brain Stimulation for Pain and Depression

Deep-Brain Stimulation for Pain and Depression

Published: Oct 19th, 2017

Up to now, deep-brain stimulation has used an invasive technique to regulate the neural activity in targeted areas. However, recent advancements have targeted deep brain tissue using electromagnetic fields without […]

Why is it important to know which fibromyalgia treatment will work best for you?

Why is it important to know which fibromyalgia treatment will work best for you?

Published: Oct 9th, 2017

If you want to know if a medication is truly working for you, you often have to continue it for a considerable amount of time. The goal of chronic pain […]

What Fibromyalgia Treatments Will Work Best for You?

Published: Oct 4th, 2017

What fibromyalgia treatments will work best for you is currently more trial and error than science. Our goal is to identify which fibromyalgia patients will best respond to what treatments […]

Why don’t fibromyalgia medications work consistently?

Published: Sep 13th, 2017

There are three FDA approved medications for the treatment of fibromyalgia: Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Savella. These three medications have been shown to reduce pain and increase function in some people […]

Alcohol Worsens Brain Function

Published: Jun 20th, 2017

A study recently published The BMJ evaluated the cognitive effects of drinking with a long-term observational study. This study categorized 550 people based on their alcohol consumption into abstainers, light, […]

Take a Breath!

Published: Apr 7th, 2017

How about a peaceful state of mind? There are a cluster of nerve cells in your brainstem that connect breathing to relaxation, attention, excitement and anxiety. That’s what researchers at […]

Can An App Reduce Your Anxiety?

Published: Mar 16th, 2017

  Treating symptoms of anxiety and depression can be difficult due to barriers such as lack of availability, cost, and time-constraints of therapies. There is a need for simpler and […]

Back Pain Information

Published: Feb 17th, 2017

Back pain is one of the leading reasons for physician visits in the U.S. Recently, the American College of Physicians (ACP) released new guidelines for treating chronic back pain. The […]

Better Blanket – Better Sleep

Published: Nov 8th, 2016

Weighted blankets are carefully designed quilts embedded with small plastic pellets. These “heavy” blankets improve sleep quality and to ease anxiety in adults with insomnia, according to recent study results. […]

Fibromyalgia and Loneliness

Published: Sep 7th, 2016

When we talk about fibromyalgia (FM) we always stress the importance of identifying pain triggers and improving symptoms. However, over the years less attention has been paid to the lack […]