Ming-Chih Kao, PhD, MD on Medications & Back Pain
29
December

Ming-Chih Kao, PhD, MD on Medications & Back Pain

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Earned his doctoral degree in computational biology and biostatistics at Harvard University. After graduate school, he continued to research at NIH and earned an MD at the University of Michigan. He has an unusual experience as a primary care physician in San Francisco. There, the complexities of chronic pain, its diagnosis, and its management led […]


Research on Voluntary Patient-Centered Prescription Opioid Tapering
28
December

Research on Voluntary Patient-Centered Prescription Opioid Tapering

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Some of the problems with long-term opioid use for chronic pain is that, in many cases, that might have been the only option that was given to patients when, in fact, we know that chronic pain is best treated with a multidisciplinary treatment approach that involves self-management and psychological strategies alongside some medical treatments as […]


Is Grapefruit Messing With Your Medication? || Vlogmas Day 15 [CC]
22
December

Is Grapefruit Messing With Your Medication? || Vlogmas Day 15 [CC]

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Did you know that grapefruit can interact with your medication? [Music: Holiday Brass Ensemble] Christmas is treat yourself season, obviously, and my favourite treat used to be grapefruit for breakfast, or just as a snack, or grapefruit juice. Fresh fruit is expensive. But since starting Fexofenadine I can no longer do that and here is […]


How I self-inject Orencia Medication (with bonus life hack for injecting with thumb pain)
09
December

How I self-inject Orencia Medication (with bonus life hack for injecting with thumb pain)

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

So, here’s the supplies that you have ready. Um, in order you’re going to need, after you wash your hands, you get your alcohol swab, Orencia injection, and you have either a gauze or tissue or cotton ball, and then your band-aid and I did want to mention that this little manual that comes with […]


“I am taking all of these prescription medications, can functional medicine still help me?”
07
December

“I am taking all of these prescription medications, can functional medicine still help me?”

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , /

(upbeat instrumental music) (relaxed instrumental music) – Another question I’m commonly asked is: “Can I still help them even though “they’re on all these medications?” And, the answer is, “Yes.” There’s no limit to what I will address or help people with. So, some of the things that I consider when somebody is on medication […]


Ming-Chih Kao, PhD, MD on Medications & Back Pain

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Earned his doctoral degree in computational biology and biostatistics at Harvard University. After graduate school, he continued to research at NIH and earned an MD at the University of Michigan. He has an unusual experience as a primary care physician in San Francisco. There, the complexities of chronic pain, its diagnosis, and its management led […]


Ming-Chih Kao, PhD, MD on Medications & Back Pain

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Earned his doctoral degree in computational biology and biostatistics at Harvard University. After graduate school, he continued to research at NIH and earned an MD at the University of Michigan. He has an unusual experience as a primary care physician in San Francisco. There, the complexities of chronic pain, its diagnosis, and its management led […]


Medication & Arthritis
25
September

Medication & Arthritis

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Hello I’m Wendy Holden and I’m a consultant rheumatologist and medical advisor to Arthritis Action. People with arthritis can sometimes manage their symptoms without any medication at all but most people will have either tried over-the-counter medicines or have been prescribed medicines to help with the pain and stiffness of arthritis at some time there […]


Medication & Arthritis

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Hello I’m Wendy Holden and I’m a consultant rheumatologist and medical advisor to Arthritis Action. People with arthritis can sometimes manage their symptoms without any medication at all but most people will have either tried over-the-counter medicines or have been prescribed medicines to help with the pain and stiffness of arthritis at some time there […]


Why should I think about reducing my pain medications?
16
September

Why should I think about reducing my pain medications?

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , /

My name is Michelle Marikos. I’m a certified peer support specialist and person living with pain. I was going to school at Chico State and was in a very bad accident and crushed three vertebrae in my neck, didn’t know that I’d even broken my neck and was misdiagnosed, so ended up being in a […]