You Could Be Unknowingly Suffering From Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS)

Myofascial Pain Syndrome is a common yet often misdiagnosed cause of chronic pain. The misdiagnosis is often due to a lack of specific laboratory indicators and imaging evidence. For this reason, MPS is often confused with other conditions including fibromyalgia and pain from degenerative changes in the intervertebral discs.  MPS […]

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Dr. John Rosa and We’re All a Little “Crazy” Podcast

I’m proud to be Chair of the Board of Same Here Global; an incredible nonprofit dedicated to normalizing the conversation around mental health and addiction. This is our podcast which I highly recommend and this week I added my 2 cents. Enjoy and share! This Episode’s Description, from We’re All […]

The Growing Problem Of Mental Health Problems And Addiction

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published information on their website stating, “In a survey from June 2020, 13% of adults reported new or increased substance use due to coronavirus-related stress, and 11% of adults reported thoughts of suicide in the past 30 days. Suicide rates have long been on the […]

Trauma Induces Mental Health Issues

In the recent tragic event during the widely telecast and viewed final game of the 2022-2023 football season, when Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field, what the players witnessed was traumatic and holds the potential to cause PTSD. The potential for PTSD exists not only among those closest to the […]

It’s Highly Unlikely That The $26 Billion Opioid Settlement Will Prevent Future Drug Use

Thousands of U.S. communities have received opioid recovery funds from the $26 billion global settlements involving the “Big Three” drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson, along with opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. Whether or not individual families who have been hard hit will see any of this money remains […]

Still Alive To Tell The Terrible Tale Of Opioid Addiction

Matthew Perry, the actor who is most notably recognized as the character Chandler Bing that he played in the long-running Friends sitcom, has published a book entitled, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing. The “big terrible thing” in Mr. Perry’s life is his addiction to opioids. Perry’s addiction to […]

Conventionally Trained Physicians Get Less Than 2-Hours Of Education On Pain

Anyone and everyone who is living with chronic pain must fully grasp and deeply digest the following sentence: “When it comes to relieving pain, there are widespread knowledge gaps on the part of conventionally-trained physicians, who on average receive less than two hours of education on pain in medical school.” Posted […]

New CDC Guidelines For Pain Management Emphasize Nonpharmacologic Therapies

We still have a long way to go, but the good news is that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released an updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Pain. In this 2022 revision, there is a very strong emphasis on the use of nonopioid and […]