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Is Spinal Cord Stimulation Right For Me?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 20, 2018 2:03:36 PM / by Jake Libbey posted in alaska pain management, anchorage pain management, pain management alaska, algone, pain management, pain warrior, interventional procedures, interventional pain management, opioid alternatives, treatment for chronic pain, is SCS right for me, spinal cord stimulation, SCS, nevro, hf 10, boston scientific, neuromodulation, tenz, abbott, surgery

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Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) is a pinnacle of possibility for chronic pain treatment, so it’s understandable if you’ve found yourself wondering whether it might work for you.

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Managing a Household with Chronic Pain

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 13, 2018 12:49:26 AM / by Jackie Waters posted in alaska pain management, anchorage pain management, pain management alaska, pain management, pain warrior, tips for pain relief, chronic pain, coping with pain, tips for living with chronic pain, chronic pain lifestyle

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Of the millions that suffer from some sort of chronic pain, a large percentage are still responsible for managing a household. Chronic pain does not discriminate - it strikes men and women, young and old. It strikes business professionals and homemakers.

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SCS: Is it Surgery?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 6, 2018 2:32:34 PM / by Jake Libbey posted in alaska pain management, anchorage pain management, algone, pain management, pain warrior, interventional procedures, interventional pain management, chronic pain, is SCS right for me, spinal cord stimulation, SCS, neuromodulation, surgery

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After you finally feel like you are done with the consumer research phase of your decision to consider Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS), a fundamental question remains: is it surgery?

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SCS: Effects and Affects

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 22, 2018 6:20:32 PM / by Jake Libbey posted in alaska pain management, anchorage pain management, Latest Pain Management News, pain management alaska, medical group of alaska, algone, tips for pain relief, interventional procedures, interventional pain management, coping with chronic pain, what is SCS, is SCS right for me, spinal cord stimulation, SCS, nevro, hf 10, boston scientific, neuromodulation, tenz, abbott

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Some things sound almost too good to be true, and spinal cord stimulation (SCS) chronic pain relief might look like one of them.

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SCS: Technology Breakdown

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 15, 2018 8:56:06 PM / by Jake Libbey posted in pain management, pain warrior, tips for pain relief, chronic pain, what is SCS, spinal cord stimulation, SCS, nevro, hf 10, boston scientific, neuromodulation, abbott

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There are some people in the world who don’t want to speak to a medical provider for any reason until they have had sufficient time to research information, Web MD their symptoms for several hours, and who thrive on information.  You are my tribe, so I dedicate this article to you, fellow nerds who won’t bail on me when I start talking about milliamps, picoseconds and kilohertz… you know who you are.

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What is Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 8, 2018 6:00:00 AM / by Jake Libbey posted in what is SCS, is SCS right for me, spinal cord stimulation, SCS, nevro, hf 10, boston scientific, neuromodulation, tenz

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No one deserves to live in pain.

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Coping With a Chronic Pain Diagnosis

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 2, 2018 9:04:10 PM / by Jackie Waters posted in Latest Pain Management News, coping with pain, tips for living with chronic pain, tips for pain warriors, coping with chronic pain, chronic pain lifestyle, yoga for chronic pain

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What could be worse than being diagnosed with a condition that causes chronic pain?  Being diagnosed with chronic pain without an attributable cause.  It is estimated that more than 25 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, with conditions ranging from autoimmune diseases to whiplash.  If you are new to this club, you are not alone.  It is a scary and formidable place to be, but not insurmountable or hopeless.  As you begin to come to terms with the reality of your diagnosis, know that your pain can be managed.

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Opioids: Community Solutions for the ADDICTION Epidemic

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 11, 2017 6:33:18 PM / by Jake Libbey posted in addiction, community solutions, how to help, opioid addiction, medication disposal

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For the past month, spanning four separate articles on the opioid ADDICTION epidemic, I have attempted to educate and inform people like you, about the crisis we are all witnessing around the topic of Opioids, and now, I get to the good stuff.  What the heck can we do? 

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5 Reasons You Should Go To Your Office Holiday Party

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 1, 2017 4:57:05 PM / by Jake Libbey posted in holiday party, company christmas party, company party, xmas party, work party

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This week we’re taking a pause from the heavy topic of Opioids, to touch on something a little lighter, and potentially a ton of fun… the Company Christmas Party.  Don’t believe the hype, just because you work with these people all day, doesn’t mean you can’t cut loose a little once a year.  So enjoy the festivities and, if you live in America and are gainfully employed, let’s face it… count your blessings.  Here are my top five reasons why you don’t want to miss this year’s festivities. 

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Is Addiction Really a Disease?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 27, 2017 2:20:43 PM / by Jake Libbey posted in addiction, brain disease, recover alaska, addiction treatment

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When it comes to substance addiction (regardless of whether we’re talking about opioids, alcohol, nicotine, or sugar), whether you are in Wasilla, Alaska or Rochester, New York, there are two kinds of opinions.

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