Posts Tagged “Support Group”

The Internet in Modern Medicine: Online Support Groups

By | June 7, 2012

Another area where the Internet is having a tremendous impact on patient care at Schlesinger Pain Centers is the availability of online support groups. These online groups complement physical support groups and may actually be more important for patients with rare conditions. They also allow patients with more common conditions to look at regional variations […]

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SPC Support Goes On-Line

By | February 8, 2012

We are proud to announce the next step in the evolution of the Schlesinger Pain Centers Support Group, the formation of an on-line community. The name is the SPC Support Group and it is a closed group on Facebook. This means that while the existence of the group and its members will be public, any […]

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SNRIs and You: Venlafaxine

By | February 3, 2012

The first drug that Melissa will discuss in her featured topic presentation prior to next Monday’s Schlesinger Pain Centers Support Group meeting is venlafaxine. It is very commonly prescribed by Dr. Schlesinger as well as other practitioners, due to its cost advantage when compared to other drugs in its class. Venlafaxine is the first serotonin […]

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SNRIs and You

By | February 2, 2012

Melissa has told me that the Featured Topic to be discussed at the beginning of next Monday’s Schlesinger Pain Centers Support Group will be “SNRIs and You”. She chose that topic because so many of our patients are taking Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors. Melissa will discuss some of the more common medications, indications and side […]

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In Search of the Best Pain Clinic in LA: Information

By | January 19, 2012

The pace of life has accelerated tremendously over the last 50 years and while many things in medicine are still best done the old way, situations may arise where you need some information, but may not really need or have the time to see the doctor. The Best Pain Clinic in Los Angeles would anticipate […]

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Fibromyalgia and the Importance of Support

By | January 17, 2012

Fibromyalgia is in many ways the prototypical chronic disease. There are many forms of treatment but no cure. In conditions like this how you treat people is often as important as what you do and the practical advise that patients get from fellow suffers is often more useful than any prescription. It is for all […]

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Support Group Innovation: Featured Topics

By | January 13, 2012

In part of our continuing quest to bring you the Best Pain Clinic in Los Angeles, we are introducing some new features in our chronic pain support group. Beginning on January 23rd, one week from this coming Monday, the support group will include a brief update by our Head Nurse at Schlesinger Pain Centers, Melissa […]

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New Years Eve

By | December 31, 2011

Before turning to the party hats and noisemakers, the banner signs and fireworks I would like to reflect on the accomplishments of the year, and there were many here at Schlesinger Pain Centers. In 2011 we started our fist yoga class. I am proud that both our Monday night class and our Tuesday night class […]

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Support Groups: Personal Acceptance

By | November 11, 2011

The hardest thing of all for a physician to say is, “There is nothing more that I can do.” We try very hard at Schlesinger Pain Centers to always have a Plan B, but there are times when it seems a little like arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. It is at these times […]

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Support Groups: Pure Primal Expression

By | November 10, 2011

Yesterday we spoke about the passive roles of communication within chronic pain support groups. Today we will look at the pure unbridled expression of emotion, primal scream. As we said in Monday’s blog, we possess many parallel processing centers in our brains. At times these centers arrive at conflicting conclusions and many people feel that […]

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