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Good Eggs Frittata

Frittatas are a quick and healthy way to start the day. They’re also a great way to clear out (and enjoy) any lingering vegetables from the back of your fridge! Simply saute some veggies, pour in some beaten eggs, cook on the stove-top and…
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Announcing New Partnership With Tulane Hospital

Louisiana Pain Specialists is proud to begin its partnership with the Tulane Medical Center, which has been a cornerstone of New Orleans healthcare since 1834. Louisiana Pain Specialists will be bringing expertise in pain management and an outstanding…
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Deep Breathing

When pre-historic humans were in danger of attack, their muscles tensed and their breathing became rapid and shallow as they prepared to fight or flee. This high level of tension was and is helpful in preparing for optimal performance. Today,…
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Creating Happy Holidays

Coping with Stress and Chronic Pain during the Holiday Season By Dr. Mark Skellie, Psy.D."Stress” is a term that is frequently used and sometimes overused by people, because we tend to live highly stressed lives. As defined by engineers,…

Four Tips for Holiday Travel with Chronic Pain

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching and Christmas close behind, many Americans are starting to figure out and set their holiday travel plans. Whether it's your turn to travel to the in-laws just a few hours drive away, or you are flying across…

This Month's Theater Production Numb Explores the History of Pain Medicine

Although it might not seem that pain and the arts have much in common, the two can sometimes reflect one another. Art can be a utilized as a treatment or method of self-expression for those in pain, and pain can be a subject for art.Pain comes…
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What's Gender Got to Do with It?

It turns out that gender has a lot to do with pain. Medical research has identified significant differences between the sexes, both in the likelihood of getting a painful condition and the experience of pain. In her new book A Nation in Pain,…
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Taking a Stand for Your Health

Most people know that prolonged sitting can be detrimental to your health, but you don't necessarily have to become an athlete, or, according to a recent report, even move around much to achieve health benefits. In last week's article 'Sit Less,…

What is a Pain Doctor?

Whether you are already under treatment for chronic pain with a pain doctor, have recently received a referral from your primary care doctor to a pain doctor, or are experiencing pain that you think may need to be managed by a specialist, you…

Louisiana among States with the Highest Number of Painkiller Prescriptions Per Person

In July, the CDC released a report highlighting the difference in painkiller prescriptions per person by state, and Louisiana didn’t fare well. According to the report, Louisiana is one of the 13 states with the highest number of painkiller…