Pain Management, Opioid Crisis, Physical Therapy, etc.

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Pain Management, Opioid Crisis, Physical Therapy, etc.

Mind over Matter
Stress – Seeing a Psychiatrists, Shrink or Therapist

The Ten Biggest Mistakes Psychiatrists Make 

6. Don’t refer to therapy.

Psychopharmacology without therapy is treating an infection with Tylenol.

Medications do not cure a psychiatric disease; we’re not even sure what the disease actually is.   What they can do is reduce symptoms, give you strength—so that you can learn new behaviors.  That’s the point of medications.  Treating depression with an antidepressant is not the solution; it’s the preliminary step in allowing you to figure out how to handle depression later on.  The adaptation, the adjustment, the physical altering of brain functioning is done by new learning, often this is therapy (though it doesn’t have to be.)  I’m not saying therapy is that great, or necessary, either.  I’m simply saying that trying to improve a person’s long term status using medications alone without some sort of education and training is a waste of time.  It is maybe the most profound disservice of all to tell a patient that their depressive or bipolar symptoms are the result of biology or chemical imbalances and thus absolve them of the responsibility of learning new ways of interpreting and coping with their environment.

8. Polypharmacy

Polypharmacy isn’t just common– it’s the codified standard.  When two psychiatrists discuss a patient, inevitably one of them will say these four words: “You should consider adding…”  The Last


10 Ways Depression and Anxiety Can Cause Physical Pain  

Can Mental Illness Cause Physical Pain?  

There are indeed mental illnesses that can cause people to experience pain, numbness and a variety of other “physical” symptoms. They are known as Somatoform Disorders.

Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders  Web MD 

New Test Distinguishes Physical From Emotional Pain in Brain for First Time  

13 Ways That Emotional Pain Is Worse Than Physical Pain  

Is There Such a Thing as Psychological Pain? and Why It Matters  National Institute of Health

The Link Between Depression and Physical Symptoms  

How Emotional Pain Affects Your Body  

Emotional and Physical Pain Activate Similar Brain Regions
Where does emotion hurt in the body?  

5 Ways Emotional Pain Is Worse Than Physical Pain
Why emotional pain causes longer lasting damage to our lives  

8 Physical Symptoms That Prove Depression Is Not Just ‘In Your Head’
We don’t often pair depression with physical pain but research shows this mental illness can really hurt.  


Rx – Prescriptions for Pain


Lumbar Epidural Injections
Therapeutic and Diagnostics Benefits for Low Back Pain

Radiculopathy  John Hopkins


Visit our webpage on the clinical guidelines for Rx Medication 

Physical Therapy & Exercise


Exercises for the Fifth Lumbar 

Rx Drug Abuse


Prescription drug abuse Mayo Clinic 

The Opioid Crisis in America and How Employers Can Help  




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