Chronic Pain

Opioids Not Better Than Alternatives

Non-opioid Pain Relievers Just as Effective as Opioids, Study Finds

As Dr. Gabor Maté pointed out on Tim Ferriss’ podcast recently, every three weeks, there are as many people dying from opioid-related overdoses in the United States as the number of casualties we saw in 9/111. This fact was straight from the report that came out of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and …

Non-opioid Pain Relievers Just as Effective as Opioids, Study Finds Read More »

Link Between Trauma and Chronic Pain

Trauma and Chronic Pain: the Link and How to Recover

The link between trauma and negative health outcomes among adults, including chronic physical and mental illness, is well-established. What is less known are studies like this one by Harvard Health, and other research, suggesting there is a link between trauma and chronic pain. Modern pain professionals understand that pain is a function of the brain and our processing of …

Trauma and Chronic Pain: the Link and How to Recover Read More »

Queer Meducation

Chronic Pain and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: Queer Meducation

Most people utilize physical therapy for orthopedic purposes, however, physical therapy has so much more to offer. Roots CPR‘s Functional Restoration Director, Dr. Michael Zabala Aquino, PT, DPT, also the founder of Deconstruct Health, sat down with Kerin “KB” Berger, medical professional and educator for LGBTQI + nonbinary. Dr. Aquino discusses his mission to alleviate the …

Chronic Pain and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: Queer Meducation Read More »

Workplace Injuries and Opioid Dependence

Workplace Injuries and Opioid Dependence

Workplace injuries happen everyday, and more often than not, the injured worker will be prescribed an opioid as a way to help ease the pain and lasting issues associated with the immediate injury. Whether the ultimate treatment for the injury involves surgery, physical therapy, or another treatment, medical professionals often turn to opioids like Vicodin …

Workplace Injuries and Opioid Dependence Read More »