Chronic Pain

  • 10/4/2018
    CBD, also known as cannabidiol, can be extracted from either hemp or cannabis (marijuana) plants.  Is it good for you?
  • 9/22/2018
    We’ve all heard anecdotes about how someone was given a placebo and the power of suggestion was enough to cure their ailment. And now new research not only confirms the benefits of using placebos, but it also begins to make clear who is likely to have the most positive effects of taking them.
  • 8/7/2018
    Does it matter which methods your chiropractor employs? And if not, what does matter when choosing a chiropractor?  Check out four key things to look for.
  • 1/25/2018
    People have been smoking Fentanyl pain patches, many times with deadly consequences.
  • Importance of Seat Belts | Health Blog
    5/18/2017
    It turns out that a significant number of us still prefer to drive without a seatbelt. Find out the difference between seat belts and airbags, what is safer?
  • short term steroid use
    5/2/2017
    When you have pain or allergies, you may opt for a brief course of oral corticosteroids to relieve the inflammation. While it might sound harmless to take  steroids for just a few days, new research suggests it may actually be dangerous in a number of ways.
  • Natural Remedies for Sciatica | Health Blog
    4/11/2017
    The pain of sciatica can be very intense. Most take pregabalin (brand name Lyrica). But according to new research, it may do more harm than good. Find what does work naturally!
  • 10/7/2016
    It turns out that comfort shoes might not be all that virtuous after all. Yes, they cause less damage than sky-high heels, but at least some research points to the possibility that wearing shoes at all is not so great, plus, all that support and cushioning in the best-feeling brands comes with special hazards.
  • Electroacupuncture For Carpal Tunnel | Anti-Aging Blog
    6/23/2016
    Sessions of electroacupuncture improved symptoms in patients with mild to moderate cases of carpal tunnel syndrome when used in combination with splinting.
  • Meditation Relieves Pain | Mental Health Blog
    3/29/2016
    Mindfulness meditation may be a very effective way to achieve long-lasting, drug-free pain relief.
  • Overdose on Prescription Opioid Pain Killers
    3/5/2016
    According to the CDC, over 47,000 Americans fatally overdosed on prescription killers in 2014. Almost as stunning was the apparent lack of concern expressed by the world's media when reporting it.
  • Natural Fibromyalgia Remedies & Acupuncture | Health Blog
    3/3/2016
    Fibromyalgia patients treated with acupuncture experience relief from painful symptoms and enjoy improved quality of life.
  • Daily Exercise for Lower Back Pain | Natural Health Blog
    1/30/2016
    A well-designed daily exercise routine may be the best way to avoid triggering an episode of lower back pain.
  • Neck Pain Relief | Natural Health Blog
    11/17/2015
    Sessions of either acupuncture or Alexander Technique provide notable pain relief to patients suffering from chronic neck pain, and the results are long lasting.
  • Does The Saluda Implant Banish Pain? | Natural Health Blog
    10/27/2015
    All drugs used to relieve pain have potentially dangerous side effects, and all have limited effectiveness; but now there's a new option that might make a difference.
  • How to Avoid Back Surgery | Natural Health Blog
    4/23/2015
    Physical therapy can be just as successful in restoring comfort levels as surgery for patients with back pain from spinal stenosis.
  • Texting Creates Neck & Spine Problems
    12/9/2014
    new research suggests bending your head forward while texting may lead to early degeneration of the spinal discs in the upper back and neck, muscle strains, and pinched nerves
  • 7/15/2014
    New research has found that fewer than half of all total knee replacement operations taking place in the United States can be medically justified.
  • 6/21/2014
    A recent study found that the amount of pain for men during recovery from a major invasive procedure is more substantial than it is for women recovering from the same surgery.
  • 11/19/2013
    A recent study found that there are functional variations in the brains of fibromyalgia patients that influence the physical manifestations of the condition.
  • 9/26/2013
    There appears to be an association between using certain common prescription painkillers shortly after conception and having a child with birth defects.
  • Arnica Benefits
    8/8/2013
    As a natural health remedy, arnica oil has been used as a topical deep tissue oil for centuries for bruises and sprains.
  • Cetyl Myristoleate
    7/19/2013
    Cetyl Myristoleate is a chemical that relieves arthritis pain and symptoms. Read to learn what foods Cetyl-M can be found in and more.
  • 7/31/2012
    Over 20% of the population currently suffers from chronic pain. Because current pain medications can create nausea, constipation, depression, stomach bleeding, kidney problems, and dependence, many are looking for more natural ways to reduce chronic pain. Learn what works!
  • 7/31/2012
    Due to injury or age-related degeneration, many are not able to live full, active lives due to muscle and joint pain. Learn more about the various natural health remedies available today to maintain healthy joints and muscles.
  • 5/3/2011
    A few years ago about a study demonstrated that yelling swear words when experiencing pain can actually help the sensation of pain diminish.  Now, in a new study, the same research team reports on how well the pain relief conferred by cursing works for seasoned profanity users versus those who rarely curse.
  • 4/29/2011
    The appeal of analyzing our language has always captivated scientists, but now it seems to have transferred to the less acceptable aspects of our language as well. In fact, the researchers from Keele University in Great Britain have recently released their second consecutive study on the subject of swear words.  Find out if swearing can ease pain in this podcast...
  • 4/15/2011
    The latest research indicates that the use of as little as one aspirin tablet a month may provide a significant decrease in pancreatic cancer risk, at least according to the results of a case-control study presented just a couple of weeks ago at the American Association of Cancer Research 102nd Annual Meeting.  When most people think of aspirin now, they no longer think of pain relief first; they think heart health. But the truth is that aspirin's heart associated benefits, although blindly accepted as fact, are not necessarily as "clean" as you have been led to believe.  Listen to Jon Barron's latest podcast covering this new study which explores the pro's and con's of taking aspirin and hear what Jon has to say about natural health remedies that are much healthier and safer for your body!
  • 2/24/2011
    Mindfulness meditation is especially effective for people suffering from mood problems like generalized anxiety disorder and recurring depression. It also helps those suffering from anxiety related to illnesses like cancer. In fact, a related study just published in the Archives of General Psychiatry concluded that mindfulness meditation is just as effective as antidepressants in preventing relapses of depression.
  • 11/9/2010
    Recent research out of Utrecht University found a link between such emotions as anger and sadness and heightened levels of discomfort in women.
  • accupuncture and health
    9/2/2010
    A new study showed that treatment of knee pain with acupuncture produced about the same results as treatment with "sham acupuncture."
  • 8/19/2010
    Studies indicate that poor early nutrition is a primary cause of arthritis in both moose and humans.
  • 5/20/2010
    In the seven years between 1999 and 2006, the use of prescription opioids increased nearly fourfold nationwide. Overdose from painkiller prescriptions has also increased dramatically. If you have chronic pain this health blog will certainly help educate you on the dangers of painkiller prescriptions.
  • 10/29/2009
    A study found that when older women suffered pain in the back of their feet and in their ankles, there was a strong association to having worn high heels for long periods of time earlier in life.
  • 9/5/2008
    Why are studies claiming that half of Americans will have arthritis of the knee by the time they are in their 80's? Jon Barron sheds some light on the validity of the study and what preventative steps can be taken to reduce the debilitating risks.
  • 2/20/2008
    A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that medical treatment for back pain costs Americans $100 billion dollars a year, yet provides minimal relief. Study makes no mention of chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage - all proven effective.
  • 1/24/2008
    In spite of the fact that up to 8 million people in this country suffer from symptoms of fibromyalgia, many in the medical community insist that the disease does not exist.
  • 5/7/2007
    Back in 2005, Jon Barron developed a bestselling formula which incorporated some extraordinary new research on natural pain relievers. In this issue, Jon tells the story of how and why he modified that formula
  • 10/21/2006
    Sciatica is a symptom, not a diagnosis. It is a non-specific term commonly used to describe pain that radiates from the butt on down through the back or side of the leg.
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