At Home Salmon & Asparagus Spring Rolls

Ingredients 24 thick or 36 thin asparagus spears 2 3- to 4-ounce packages smoked wild salmon 12 8-inch rice-paper wrappers (see Notes) 1 ripe avocado, cut into 24 slices 1 cup shredded carrot 1/2 cup chopped basil 1/2 cup fresh mint Dipping…
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You Can Help Eliminate Arthritis

Are you aware that today over 66 million people have arthritis or chronic joint pain? On average, that is approximately 1 in 3 people that are suffering from arthritis at this moment. That’s almost as large as the population of Virginia…times…
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A New Treatment For Chronic Knee Pain

A Solution for Providers and Patients Chronic knee pain is a very common complaint in the United States. The typical conservative treatments for knee pain are physical therapy and over-the-counter pain medicines. The next step in treatment can…

National Stress Awareness Day

November 4th is National Stress Awareness Day. Stress can be the cause of Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, and Muscle Tension. Here are some effective steps for managing stress and anxiety. Have you ever been in a situation that brought on sweats,…
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Regain Control and Mastery of Your Thinking

Here is a preview of the feature article in Louisiana Pain Quarterly's Fall/Winter issue. Most people living with chronic pain have heard the statement, “It’s all in your head” either directly or implied from a member of your healthcare…
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September Happenings

Saints fans, the season is here! Our boys in black and gold will be taking on the Arizona Cardinals on September 13 in Glendale, Arizona. The first regular season home game takes place on Sept. 20 against division rivals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.…
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Making Friends With Your Pain

(This is a strategy to challenge dysfunctional thinking and hopefully develop a more open relationship with your pain. Learning ways to relax your body with deep breathing or other skills is only one part of the overall strategy. Another powerful…
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CHRONIC PAIN AND SOCIAL ISOLATION: Coping skills for the psychological effects of pain

By Dr. Mark Skellie Chronic pain has many faces and a multitude of ways that it deeply affects those living with daily pain. One of the most insidious and powerfully distressing ways that chronic pain changes a person’s life is the tendency…
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An Overview of Neck Pain

Most people will experience neck pain at some point in their lives, and roughly 10 percent of the world’s population experiences neck pain each year. The spine is divided into three parts: lumbar (lower); thoracic (middle) and the cervical…
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HAPPENINGS THIS QUARTER

July Patriotic Fun For some Fourth of July fun, head down to the Mississippi River just outside the French Quarter. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, “Go Fourth On The River” will feature a festive, patriotic fireworks display, which is…