Why We Are Different

A recent article in the New York Times reported that opioid addicts are turning to taking mass quantities of Imodium-AD because it can give a cheap high when they don’t have access to pain pills or heroin on the street market.  You can buy 500 pills of this anti-diarrheal medication over the counter for $5, and if you Read More

I feel like I’m stuck in a vicious cycle of chronic pain.

By: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP Most general practice doctors, chiropractors and patients view pain very simplistically.  It’s a signal of tissue damage and inflammation and occurs in the short-term until the area heals.  If you have pain past 2-3 months, either you must keep hurting yourself or the discomfort is “all in your Read More

Where does pain come from?

By:  Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP No one likes pain.  All we want is for  it to go away — now!  But what is the purpose of pain?  Where does it come from?  What does it do? Pain is like the “check engine” light in your car.  It tells you there is a problem, Read More

ACA Presses Federal Government to Encourage Conservative Forms of Pain Management

***This blog post is courtesy of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) in celebration  of National Chiropractic Health Month.  Both Dr Ducat and Dr Fusco are proud members of the ACA.*** American Chiropractic Association (ACA), in recent comments submitted to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Office of Pain Policy on the draft National Pain Strategy, Read More

Chiropractic Physicians Urge Conservative Treatments for Pain Amid Opioid Epidemic

During National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) this October, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) will bring attention to the public health crisis caused by pain, and in particular the overuse of prescription painkillers, with the theme #PainFreeNation. The campaign is part of the chiropractic profession’s ongoing efforts to educate the public about the value of exhausting conservative forms Read More