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Laser Therapy for Pain: Cold Laser Therapy

By |2021-08-27T11:10:15-04:00August 11th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Chronic Pain Management Articles, Functional Medicine|Tags: , |

Laser Therapy for Pain: The Most Versatile Healthcare Tool of the 21st Century The goal of Laser Therapy for pain is to photo-bio stimulate chemically damaged cells via specific wavelengths of light. Laser energy applied through the skin excites kinetic energy within cells by transmitting healing stimuli known as photons or light beams. The skin absorbs [...]

How Low Dose Naltrexone Helps Treat Autoimmunity

By |2021-08-27T10:59:09-04:00August 11th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Chronic Pain Management Articles, Functional Medicine|Tags: |

Low Dose Naltrexone was originally approved in the 1980s at a dose of 50mg to help opiate and heroin addicts. Naltrexone works by blocking the reception of opioid hormones making it easier for drug-dependent adults to stop using.  Around the mid-’80s, a doctor in New York named Dr. Bihari was treating cancer and AIDS patients and [...]

Genetic Testing: Biohacking Your Health

By |2021-08-27T11:01:07-04:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Articles, Chronic Pain Management Articles, Functional Medicine|Tags: , |

Our unique genetic makeup is an important element to understanding our health challenges and disease risk. Genetic Testing can Reveal Predisposition to Health Conditions. While our genes themselves don’t make us sick, they can predispose us to health challenges by affecting enzymes that control cellular functions. This is especially true if your life is out of [...]

Functional Medicine: “You Are What You Eat”

By |2021-06-17T09:06:07-04:00June 7th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Functional Medicine, Outsmart Your Pain|Tags: , , |

Have you ever heard of someone feeling better after modifying their diet? I have. There are, in fact, several mechanisms of action to explain this claim, which I cover in my book, Outsmart Your Pain! The Essential Guide to Overcoming Pain & Transforming Your Life. “You are what you eat” is Surprisingly True. You might be surprised [...]

8 Steps to Release Pain

By |2021-06-17T09:06:41-04:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Articles, Kick the Pain Habit|

Due to neural pathways in the brain and behavioral habit patterns, pain can become a habit, making it challenging to sort out and resolve. The best ways to kick the pain habit are to recognize the most common causes and learn the 8 Step Pain Release Process.  Most common reasons (habits) causing people to experience pain: [...]

Kick the Pain Habit

By |2021-06-17T09:06:51-04:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Articles, Kick the Pain Habit|

As I describe in my book Outsmart Your Pain ™, pain can be a constant distraction in daily life, contributing to increased stress and causing cognitive inefficiency. The following steps have been recommended by the American Psychology Association to improve how we can cope better with pain and "kick the pain habit". As the basis of [...]

PRFM for Pain Management and Chronic Pain

By |2021-06-17T09:07:44-04:00September 12th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Regenerative Medicine|Tags: |

Advanced PRFM for Pain Management The platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) method is a unique process of extracting platelets from a patient's own blood to relieve pain and inflammation, combat scarring, and aid in tissue regeneration. Similar to PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma), PRFM is a controlled process that removes almost all contaminants within the blood to create a [...]

Pain Explained in 5 Minutes

By |2021-06-17T09:08:03-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Outsmart Your Pain|Tags: |

5 Minute Pain Plan explanation: This Youtube video is a good overview of how our bodies process pain. Having a better understanding of pain can help you get better. Please take time to watch the video and write down any questions you have for your next therapy visit. Can the Barr Center Help You with Pain [...]

Posture Hacks

By |2021-06-17T09:08:13-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Back Pain, Outsmart Your Pain|Tags: |

Easy Posture Hacks to Reduce Pain Below is a diagram depicting the most common postures. Remember that posture is a habit. Poor postures are depicted on the left and in the middle. Optimal ones are displayed on the right. Posture Hacks Change your routine. Avoid doing the same activities or exercises every day. Change your shoes [...]

Low Dose Naltrexone for Chronic Pain and Autoimmunity

By |2021-06-17T09:15:32-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Outsmart Your Pain|Tags: |

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is currently under study in patients with various types of chronic pain including migraines, fibromyalgia, and neuropathy. Other chronic pain states, various types of cancers, and autoimmune related disorders are also being studied. While these studies are underway, it is used widely in the U.S. for a variety of pain related disorders [...]

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