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Genetic Testing: Biohacking Your Health

By |2021-06-24T01:43:57-04:00June 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 [...]

What The Heck Is CBD Oil and Why Are We Just Hearing About It?

By |2021-06-17T09:05:48-04:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Skeptics who assume CBD Oil is just 21st-century snake oil may be surprised to learn that this substance is being studied as a potential treatment for a litany of maladies as diverse as chronic pain, bowel disease, auto-immunity, anxiety, depression, PTSD, schizophrenia, insomnia and cancer to name a few. One of the reasons CED is so [...]

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 [...]

Genicular Nerve Block for Chronic Knee Pain

By |2021-06-17T09:07:01-04:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Knee Joint Pain|Tags: , |

The knee is the largest weight-bearing joint of the body. As a result, it is exposed to a lot of wear and tear throughout our lives. Normal wear and tear associated with aging as well as the effects of injuries and failed surgeries can eventually cause significant chronic knee pain. Anyone with chronic knee pain knows [...]

Epidural Steroid Injections and Selective Nerve Root Blocks

By |2021-06-17T09:07:21-04:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Back Pain|

What are epidural steroid injections? Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are therapeutic spinal injection procedures that are part of the first or second line treatment for herniated discs, sciatica and spinal stenosis. When oral steroids, rest and physical therapy are not effective in relieving pain due to these conditions then ESIs are the next best step. Sometimes, [...]

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 [...]

Facet Joint Injections and Radiofrequency Ablation

By |2021-06-17T09:07:53-04:00August 14th, 2020|Categories: Back Pain, Neck Pain|

Arthritis of the neck and lower back is quite common affecting 85% of people over the age of 60. While this wear and tear takes its toll as we age, even young people experience pain from arthritis in these areas. Typically, in younger people, we see this arising due to trauma or overuse. When inflammation occurs [...]

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 [...]

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