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This is not your typical doctor visit

In the traditional medical model, physicians spend the day going from exam room to exam room dedicating just a few minutes to each patient. That may work when you have an infection and need an antibiotic, but managing chronic pain requires a deeper relationship. By comparison, my office visits are pretty lengthy, with the first two consult visits...

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Shift your mindset to relieve pain

The ancient foundation of pain is to remove ourselves from dangerous stimuli. Place your hand on a hot stove and your brain will send a signal to immediately pull it away without you even thinking about it. Thus, pain helped our ancestors avoid all kinds of dangers—from spider and snake bites to thorny bushes. Pain, however, is only a...

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Ultrasound can find the cause of pain

When dealing with musculoskeletal pain, doctors may order an MRI, but that often does not reveal the problem. An ultrasound, however, is an ideal tool for looking at areas of chronic pain. It can pinpoint the structure that is causing your pain and—because ultrasound can look at your tissues in motion—it can diagnose issues that...

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