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Dr. Wayne B. Jonas from the Samueli Institute wrote a guest blog post for us on using data to improve pain care: http://blog.aapainmanage.org/maximize-data-improve-pain-care/
Health care organizations are constantly seeking ways to improve pain care, but often make decisions that are not based on data. By having outcomes data, these organizations are more likely to provide sustainable and evidence-based care. “You need to have a handle on outcomes before you start changing processes,” noted former U.S. Army Surgeon GeneralContinue Reading››
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Barby Ingle
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iPain WEBINAR: Effective Strategies for Chronic Pain Management: Stem Cell Therapy Technologies with Dr. Elliot Lander on February 22, 2016 6pm EASTERN - 3pm PACIFIC Register - https://form.jotform.com/powerofpain/stem-cell-webinar-registration #iPain
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Considering family medical expenses today, the cost of one #RifeDigitalMachine for the entire family is affordable. With one machine, treat the whole family.
 
Considering family medical expenses today, the cost of one #RifeDigitalMachine for the entire family is affordable. With one machine, treat the whole family.
In response to your genuine question, let me first ask you some questions: How many members are in your family? One, two, three or more? How often does someone get sick or have some sort of aches or pains they regularly suffer from? How often does your family have to go to the doctor?
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Celeste Cooper

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Exposing the evidence inadequacy in the preliminary guidelines for opioid prescribing. Read what student pharmacists and post-graduate doctoral pharmacy residents had to say in their comment and follow the link to make your own. Today is the LAST day. Has your caretaker commented? Do it today or forever hold your peace.
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Anyone know of, ever hear of a connection between 'low creatine levels' and 'rsd/crps' ?
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+Rebecca Labauve did ya circle me? if so, message me on google hangouts when you get a chance [i'm in the usa pacific time zone ... west coast :) but you can msg anytime]
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Possibly Controversial Question
Ok, so I have RSD, I am on Tramadol and Lyrica. Somebody, well a handful of somebodies, have suggested adding Marajauna [legal for both Medicinal and Recreational use in my State] to help combat flares etc.

Thoughts? Have you tried it for Pain Management? Did it work [ie help]? Do you know of any adverse reactions with Tramadol or Lyrica and Marajauna?

Input appreciated
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Why patients who need more medication to treat their pain will suffer under the proposed CDC opioid guidelines: http://blog.aapainmanage.org/op-ed-from-bob-twillman-dont-tie-the-hands-of-pain-management-clinicians/
Bob Twillman, the Academy’s Executive Director, wrote a piece for USA Today entitled, Don’t Tie the Hands of Clinicians: Opposing View, that explains why patients who need more medication to treat their pain will suffer under the proposed CDC opioid guidelines because they need more medication to treat their pain, and won’t be able toContinue Reading››
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Joanna Katzman, President of the American Academy of Pain Management, on the biggest public health crisis when it comes to pain management: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GqwKGPIhaE
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Saira Sohail

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How Board Members Tell Thier Stories:  The purpose of your nonprofit board extends beyond number crunching, voting on policies and reviewing committee reports...http://www.communityforce.com/how-board-members-tell-their-stories/ 
Board members are also champions of your organization, enthusiastically engaging donors and spreading awareness of an organization's good work.
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Oral Health Care is essential for good health. Use #RifeDigitalMachines  to treat all oral and dental health issues.
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Oral Health Care is essential for good health. Recent online oral health summits emphasize the importance of dental health becasue many chronic and serious disease conditions are directly related to on-going dental infections and bacteria which may or may not be known to the patient.
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@powerofpain is a national 501-c-3 charity that transforms shame into understanding, statistics into people, and raises awareness into action. Make a donation or join the efforts www.powerofpain.org
 
We've issued guiding principles for clinicians who prescribe opioid therapy for their patients. Read it now: http://blog.aapainmanage.org/co-prescribing-of-naloxone-in-conjunction-with-opioid-therapy/
A Statement from the American Academy of Pain Management The United States is in the midst of two extraordinarily challenging and persistent public health crises. Chronic pain was noted by the Institute of Medicine in its 2011 report, Relieving Pain in America, to affect more than 100 million Americans, and to cost $560-$635 billion dollarsContinue Reading››
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Politics and Pain: Strange Bedfellows or Untapped Opportunity?

Commentary from Bob Twillman, PhD and the Academy's Executive Director: http://pain-practitioner.aapainmanage.org/doc/american-academy-of-pain-management/winter2015high2/2016011201/#6
american academy of pain management No Life Limited by Pain The Pain Practitioner Winter 2015 No Life Limited By Pain 2015 THE 26TH ANNUAL MEETING INSIDE: 2015
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horrible last few pain days here! almost as if the pain medication isn't even working at all. got me in the gutters ... stupid rsd ruins so much! after a decade or so with this beast, you'd think i'd weather it better ... but this recently flare is making me wonder if the RSD is just getting more/more intense ... or I'm just getting worse at coping.
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I was looking at weather the other day [one of my 2 best freinds asked if i thought it was weather] and the barmetric pressures been fairly stead here ... but it has been slowly warming up [maybe our winters over, maybe this is the 'season change' flare i always get ....]
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Prepared in conjunction with a forthcoming article to be published by Anesthesiology Clinics of North America, this state-by-state research illustrates that policies related to pain management and opioid prescribing are inconsistent, both within and across states: http://blog.aapainmanage.org/state-state-laws-regulations-guidelines-pain-management/
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Webinar This Wednesday, 1/13: Integrative Pain Care Best Practices
Join the Samueli Institute to learn best practices for integrative care, gain insights on increasing utilization of integrative therapies, and a means of rapid-cycle testing to quickly share and scale success: http://blog.aapainmanage.org/chronic-pain-collaborative-innovators-to-report-out-on-results-2/
Truly innovative pain clinics across the nation are working to build integrative practices that help patients manage chronic pain through seamless access to drugless therapies and self-care. In 2015, more than 40 leaders in chronic pain management participated in the Chronic Pain Breakthrough Collaborative, a learning network convened by Samueli Institute, in which participants learnContinue Reading››
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Celeste Cooper

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The nitty gritty laid out for you my chronic pain pals. Read my comment on the blog if you like, warning I get real with you. But please, follow the comment link in the second paragraph. http://paindr.com/cdc-all-we-want-for-christmas-is-our-two-front-tweets/#comment-285551
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At South Florida Pain Management, we understand that pain can cause stress, loss of the ability to work, function and enjoy life. We are Located in Stuart, Florida and serve Stuart and the surrounding areas of Fort Pierce, Jensen Beach, Palm City, Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee, We are dedicated to providing local access to safe, appropriate and responsible medical pain management services to patients suffering from chronic, non-malignant pain in order to help improve their quality-of-life.

Our board–certified physician, who has been in practice since 1997, and in practice in South Florida since 2002, specializes in the evaluation and treatment , as well as physical rehabilitation of pain, injuries, or functional loss from a wide variety of causes.

Some of the conditions that are frequently seen include chronic nonmalignant pain due to arthritis, post traumatic pain, such as that seen after accidents or other injuries , persistent pain after neck or low back surgery, lumbar or cervical disc herniations, sciatica, radiculopathy, chronic knee, hip, or shoulder pain, from arthritis, trauma or bursitis, fibromyalgia and neuropathy, to name just a few.

See below to schedule an appointment for an in-depth personal evaluation of your pain complaint,

Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.
http://www.southfloridapainmanagement.com/

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Barby Ingle
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#NERVEmber  #ORANGE - #PaintTheWorldOrange for #NERVEmber join in the efforts to #makeadifference with me and the POP Foundation. 

Each day we will ask you to share & make aware a daily task, wear orange, watch educational videos and comment, There will be 5 prize days where those of you who participate will earn chances to win some of the $2,500k in prizes. 

You can be from anywhere on earth and win! What a way to get involved, learn, and help change healthcare for nerve pain patients everywhere... www.nervember.org We also have special events you can support and some you can attend in person. 

As well as #painPOP which can be done from anywhere in the world as well... just get yourself an orange balloon and follow the instructions and SHARE! 

Hashtags - #NERVEmber #PaintTheWorldOrange #painPOP #PowerSkateAgainstPain #WestCoastPAINSummit #OrangeInitiative #ColourTheWorldOrange #ColorTheWorldOrange #RSDdayofaction #CRPSdayofaction

We will be focused on our 46 promoted conditions throughout the month... 
#NERVEpain #RSD #ReflexSympatheticDystrophy #CRPS #Fibro #DiabeticNeuropathy #ALS #LouGehrigsDisease #Arachnoiditis #AutoimmuneArthritis #PeripheralNeuropathy #BellsPalsy #BehcetsDisease #CancerNeuropathy #CarpalTunnelSyndrome #CharcotMarieToothDisease #ChemicalInjury #Neuropathy #ChiariMalformation #Dysautonomia #Herpes #Endometriosis #Leprosy #FabrysDisease #FriedreichsAtaxia #BurningMouthSyndrome #GuillainBarreSyndrome #Blepharospasm #HIV #AIDS #Migraines #InterstitialCystitis #ParkinsonsIdiopathic #FailedBackSyndrome #Lyme #Lupus #MultipleSclerosis #Alcoholism #NeuroMuscularDystrophy #OpticNeuritis #CranialNeuritis #PostSurgicalPain #Pressure Palsy, #AlexanderDisease #Shingles #4QDeletionSyndrome #Sjogrens #EDS #TrigeminalNeuralgia #TMJ
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The legal, medical, and pharmaceutical industries have all struggled to locate the line between analgesia and drug abuse: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/08/do-people-in-pain-have-a-right-to-relief/375948/
The legal, medical, and pharmaceutical industries have all struggled to locate the line between analgesia and drug abuse.
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Jennifer B

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Anyone have advice on SSI asset/resources spenddown and reinstatement, etc?? I had a car wreck lump sum and sometimes receipts for spending didn't get handed to me from my helper that did my shopping. I'm having difficulties with the proof I probably need to show it being spent. Need advice on how everything works and the steps up until getting checks monthly. I'd love to hear any stories of others with similar difficulties. Thanks for any thoughts and advice please. I wasn't informed on the need to save all receipts until a few thousand was spent. Wow, it's my personal money and they want complete control. My bank statements should be enough proof. 😕👎
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I would contact a financial consultant and see what they say, I don't think bank statements are enough, I don't believe they are enough for tax purposes if your audited, so it may be the same in this case, contact a professional just to be sure your covered. 
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