Posts Tagged “Chronic Pain”

The Making of a Mindset: The Basic Sciences Year II

By | March 10, 2015

  If the first year was the study of what is normal the second years is the study of abnormality and perversion. Pathology is the study of abnormal anatomy, both gross and microscopic as well as the aberrations of normal function[1] that result. Always implicitly asked is the same question, why does a particular anatomic […]

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Yoga and You: Adaptive Yoga, The Social Dimension

By | March 4, 2013

I’m sorry, but we had a very busy day yesterday at Schlesinger Pain Centers and I never got a chance to finish this blog and publish it. I did get a chance to attend the noon adaptive yoga class and am happy to report that attendance continues to grow and more importantly a group of […]

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Cold Weather and Pain

By | January 14, 2013

As we move into the middle of one of the coldest winters in recent memory here in southern California, I think that it is time to begin the discussion about the effect of weather on chronic pain. This is a subject which was well noted by the ancients, but which is underappreciated by we moderns. […]

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In Search of the Best Pain Clinic in Los Angeles: Diagnostic Blocks

By | November 14, 2012

I would like to return to a topic that we have dealt with before in our search for the best pain clinic in LA, diagnostic blocks.  When I was in medical school, before chronic pain became a big business diagnostic work was clearly the way that the skill of the practitioner was judged.  In fact […]

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Rosh Hashanah 5773: Ruined Lives

By | September 24, 2012

As I sit here during the Ten Days of Awe, reflecting on my professional life, I am troubled by the thought of several patients that I saw last week. Alcoholism and drug abuse are two of the more depressing problems that I deal with at Schlesinger Pain Centers. Both are worse than cancer. Both are […]

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A Doctor You Can Trust: Sympathy and Empathy Concluded

By | June 25, 2012

                                                          Last week, I saw a new patient in consultation whom had been referred to Schlesinger Pain Centers by a local spine surgeon, with the diagnosis of […]

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The Internet in Modern Medicine: Gathering Facts

By | May 25, 2012

Let’s begin with the simplest and most obvious use of the Internet, gathering information. My experience with chronic pain management and that of my friends in practice has been amply confirmed by studies and think-tank papers. For patients under the age of 75 who experience the onset of new symptoms, it is extremely to see […]

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The Internet in Modern Medicine

By | May 24, 2012

In this series of articles we will examine the use of the Internet in the delivery and consumption of medical care from chronic pain management to blood pressure management. Some of the uses will be obvious, others a little less so. What will become clear is that the Internet has profoundly affected nearly every aspect […]

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You Deserve the Best Care – Philosophical Differences Between the Measurement Approaches

By | May 16, 2012

Before we begin to examine the two main approaches to measuring medical quality in detail, it is instructive to look at the basic philosophical differences. The transactional approach is basically behavioristic and scholastic in its approach to the problem and in my opinion suffers from both of these characteristics, whereas the results based approach is […]

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Pain and the Weekend Warrior – The Benefits of Balanced Activity

By | May 12, 2012

While Americans are interested in exercise and health, they often go about it in unproductive ways. One of the most common mistakes is something I like to call monocise (a single highly repetitive form of exercise, such as running on a treadmill). The problem with this approach to exercise is that it often focuses on […]

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