8 Steps to Release Pain

2021-03-09T12:50:19-05:00December 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

2021-03-09T12:55:06-05:00December 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

2020-09-12T12:03:17-04:00September 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

2021-01-29T08:07:26-05:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Outsmart Your Pain|Tags: |

5 Minute 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. The Barr Center Staff (757) 578-2260

Posture Hacks

2021-01-29T08:08:34-05:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Outsmart Your Pain|Tags: |

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 often and wear different heel types. [...]

Low Dose Naltrexone for Chronic Pain and Autoimmunity

2021-03-10T15:13:08-05:00July 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 [...]

Contrast Bath

2021-02-08T16:12:47-05:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Outsmart Your Pain|Tags: |

WHAT IS A CONTRAST BATH? Contrast baths are a form of hydrotherapy. It is also called hot/cold immersion therapy. It is the use of hot and cold water to help decrease pain and increase circulation around an injured area where there may be restricted blood flow. The goals for using contrast baths include: Decreasing pain Decreasing [...]

Trends in Pain Management without Opioids

2020-04-27T21:46:33-04:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Chronic Pain Management Articles|

This Article was featured in www.TidewaterWomen.com on March 1, 2019. You don’t have to live with pain. Here’s expert guidance on how to live pain-free. Here’s the sad truth. Many of us have friends, family and neighbors who have been touched in some way by the opioid crisis. Just in the last few months, I know [...]

What is neural therapy?

2020-04-27T22:05:53-04:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Regenerative Medicine|

Neural therapy is the treatment of pain and other illnesses by finding and treating disturbances in the body’s electrical system. These disturbances are called interference fields, which are a result of autonomic nervous system responses. Neural therapy involves the injection of a local anesthetic mixed with other ingredients into the interference fields. The theory behind neural [...]

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