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July 24th, 2018 12:00am
Chronic pain is any pain that lasts longer than the normal amount of time it takes for an injury or illness to heal. Research shows that 30 to 50 percent of people who deal with chronic pain also struggle with depression.1 Chronic Pain and Depression Are Closely Linked
July 10th, 2018 12:00am
Opioids have been used for medication and recreation for millennia, but it’s only been in the last few years that the modern pharmaceutical variants have become so widely misused that they’ve been implicated in one of the worst addiction crises in the U.S. Each day, more than 115 Americans die from an opioid overdose, and unlike other addictive drugs, many who abuse opioids have them legally prescribed by their doctor.1 Despite nationwide efforts to curb opioid misuse, these drugs are still, in many cases, being overprescribed to treat pain when less damaging alternatives may be available.
June 25th, 2018 12:00am
Like thousands of everyday Americans, professional athletes sometimes turn to drugs such as opiates, marijuana and cocaine to cope with stress and challenges in their careers or to treat physical injuries. They may also use steroids to gain an edge over the competition.
June 13th, 2018 12:00am
Prescription drug abuse is a rapidly growing concern in America. Although most people use prescription drugs as they’re intended, about 20 percent of Americans 12 and older have misused a prescription drug during their lifetime.1 Young people especially are at risk for developing an addiction to prescription drugs after misuse.
April 24th, 2018 12:00am
The United States is in the midst of an opioid addiction epidemic. As of 2017, more than 90 people die of opioid overdose every day, and in 2015, an estimated 12.5 million people misused prescription opioids in some way.1,2 The severity of opioid addiction has only increased since the 1990s, partially because doctors unknowingly prescribed too many painkillers to the general population and partially because pharmaceutical companies intentionally or otherwise misled the public about opioids’
February 2nd, 2016 9:31am
Many people in today’s fast paced society have a love/hate relationship with sleep and that relationship can be even worse with chronic pain patients. According to the CDC, some 50 to 70 million American adults suffer from sleep disorders or the inability to stay awake and alert.
January 21st, 2016 11:56am
Freedom is defined as "The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint." In this country we are blessed to have the RIGHT to enjoy many freedoms that are embodied by the quote above.
January 12th, 2016 11:44am
The body is extremely intelligent. Everything it does, it does for optimal survival.
November 19th, 2015 3:10pm
Exercise and physical activity is often the last thing someone wants to do if they are experiencing pain. When an individual is living in chronic pain, they often adapt their lifestyle habits over a period of months, or even years, to include as little physical activity as possible for fear of creating more pain.
November 17th, 2015 8:56am
Chronic pain is most commonly defined as lingering pain that lasts more than three months. Oftentimes, this type of pain is the result of an injury or developed condition and can be difficult to cope with.
November 10th, 2015 1:46pm
Stress is a natural, human reaction to change that nearly everyone experiences at one time or another. Stress can be brought on by a number of factors, and tends to be a commonality for individuals struggling with chronic pain conditions.
November 3rd, 2015 9:16am
Our nation has become used to the standard doctor-patient relationship: 15-minute appointments (if you’re lucky) and in-and-out of the doctor’s office as quickly as possible.
October 28th, 2015 12:46pm
Work related injuries present a variety of treatment paths that an injured claimant may embark upon, depending on the severity and complexity of the injury. Often times, the more complex cases result in an ongoing loop of treatment and medical exams for the patient, and never-ending costs for the payor.
October 27th, 2015 9:33am
Seeking the right treatment program can be both daunting and intimidating. To help ease this process, it encouraged to do some research, tour facilities, and speak with the staff to determine what might be the best program for you.
October 22nd, 2015 8:17am
Everyone knows that the holidays are on their way and that they are the busiest time of year! Once October hits there is a Holiday every month until March.
October 19th, 2015 10:42am
Grocery shopping can be a daunting task. Whether your schedule is too busy to fit it in, you are on a tight budget, or you simply just don’t know what to buy and how to cook it, you may feel overwhelmed by the shopping challenge.
October 6th, 2015 9:34am
When living in pain sometimes the first thought in the morning is how much pain the day holds. Will your body be miserable all day or is there the possibility that you may find some relief?
September 10th, 2015 8:50am
Organic food is a hot topic at the moment, some controversy surrounds the organic movement but there is also a lot of support! Not only does the support for organic food grow at a rapid pace, but the support of research promoting the many health benefits has also grown.
September 1st, 2015 1:45pm
Depending on your pain and the area of your body that it affects, the tasks and jobs you are comfortable performing may vary. You may know what everyday activities cause your pain to flare up, but have you ever considered your job and how it impacts your pain?
August 27th, 2015 8:17am
If you suffer from chronic pain then you know how difficult it can be to find activities that will keep the aching to a minimum. Even lying on the couch or sitting down with your favorite book can cause unwanted soreness.
August 20th, 2015 8:21am
Have you ever thought that maybe the food you are eating is contributing to your achy body? We know that food can drastically change how the body feels, but we don’t often know that it may affect the body’s inflammation.
August 6th, 2015 10:22am
A program that focuses on rehabilitation for chronic pain sufferers will only truly provide benefit if the lessons learned during treatment are continued in everyday life. As with any rehabilitation program, it is important to implement consistency and carry out the methods developed during the program.
August 4th, 2015 11:34am
Functional Flex-care programs focus on helping patients to heal their bodies psychologically, medically, and socially. It is necessary to focus on these forms of healing when the body has an intense injury or pain.
August 3rd, 2015 8:12am
An important step in treating chronic pain and one practiced at Recovia is physical therapy. Individuals suffering from chronic pain commonly benefit from participating in physical therapy, even though it can be perceived to cause more pain.
July 30th, 2015 3:50pm
Recovia is built around a Functional Restoration Program (FRP) that has five primary disciplines. Each discipline is designed to help individuals suffering from chronic pain overcome their illness and obtain overall physical health.
July 27th, 2015 1:03pm
A Functional Restoration Program (FRP) is a rehabilitation program for chronic pain sufferers. This type of program aims to increase physical functioning, improve pain coping skills, and help facilitate the mending of the body as a whole.
July 16th, 2015 4:37pm
Painkillers are used in excess by millions of Americans daily. Although the original intention in using prescription painkillers is intended to reduce pain for a short period of time, it is a common occurrence when painkillers become part of a regular routine.
July 7th, 2015 9:48am
Do you like grabbing a cup of coffee with friends or camping out at your favorite little coffee shop in town to catch up on work and emails? Is coffee a social aspect for you, or are you someone who relies on that caffeine boost to get you up in the morning, and keep you going throughout the day?
RECOVIA is a multidisciplinary, outcome driven, functional program. Programs are customized to each patient's needs and include behavioral health, physical therapy and medical management if needed.
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