FROM THE EDITOR
All practitioners identify pain as the body's way of letting us know that something is wrong. Unusual as it sounds, pain is actually our friend. But the real "detective work" that goes into rectifying our issues go beyond simply knowing our own body; it lies in the deep understanding of how the body truly works. We are so fortunate to live in a time of abundant options for healthcare; where allopathic medicine is at its technological heights and alternative healing practices have exploded into our mainstream with great thanks to the information age. For all the unusual and mysterious ailments that we may experience, the answer is definitely out there! As a dedicated student of modern and alternative treatments, I produced this NEWSLETTER where we can address, explore and discuss ailments of all sizes and the varying solutions ranging from the conventional to the experimental. We can cover all things related to PAIN with the hopes of benefitting the sufferer by covering what’s new, what’s intriguing and what can help. Together, we hope to bring education and awareness to the community at large and help to raise new insights on this ever-popular topic that is PAIN.

Welcome and my best regards-
DR. ANDREW J. ROCHMAN, Publisher


ADDICTION TO PAIN MEDS: A NATIONAL EPIDEMIC - By: Dr. Steven Riess
America’s fatal attraction – turned- dependency to prescription pain meds (to address the slightest physical discomfort) has now become a true national epidemic. Prescription pain relievers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine and fentanyl (otherwise known as OPIODS) have become so frequently prescribed by most docs nationwide that the same highly addictive drugs have officially taken over the top stop of national statistics – and the streets! According to ASAM The American Society of Addiction Medicine, in 2012, 259 million prescriptions were written for opioids, which is more than enough to give every American adult their own bottle of pills. On Thursday, August 10th, 2017 The Health Department declared a national emergency over the opioid epidemic. 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose in America, due to both prescription painkillers and illicit drugs. Drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the United States killing more people than gun violence and car crashes combined. If you want to know how we got here, there’s one simple explanation: It’s much easier in America to get high than it is to get proper help and treatment.

According to a study published in the America Journal of Preventative Medicine the economic cost of opioid use in America is an estimated $78.5 billion annually. The current epidemic has been linked in part, to aggressive drug marketing by pharmaceutical companies in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s that promoted opioids as the great panacea for pain! Then illicit drug traffickers followed suit, flooding the country with heroin and other illegally produced opioids that people could use once they ran out of painkillers or wanted something stronger. All of this made it very easy to obtain and misuse drugs. But despite an increasing recognition of the problem in recent years, one in three Americans still receive an opioid prescription and that doesn’t even take into account the illegal drug usage. “Houston, we have a problem!”

There are two sides of the opioid crises. On one hand, you have the current stock of opioid users who are addicted; the people in this population need treatment or they will simply find other, potentially deadlier opioids to use if they lose access to painkillers. And on the other hand, you have to stop new generations of potential drug users from accessing and misusing opioids. To reverse the devastating impact of the opioid epidemic multifaceted strategies must be implemented. First and foremost is educating physicians, other health professionals, and the public about appropriate uses and dangers of opioids. A team approach may be employed for pain management in which chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists, homeopaths etc. work together to provide the most effective outcome for the patient. Imagine a drugless way to feeling better naturally! Secondly, the federal government needs to continue to fund addiction care. The opioid antidote naloxone could be made more accessible across the country. And thirdly, the US government must also reduce the supply of opioids available on the streets by stopping Mexican and Chinese traffickers, the two largest suppliers of heroin and fentanyl, respectively from moving their drugs across American borders.

Addiction is a multifaceted public health problem that cannot be attributed to a single cause and reversing its impact does not have a simple solution. 91 Americans lose their lives every day and this number will increase! Failure to take action is NOT an option.

DR. STEVEN M. RIESS is a board certified chiropractor who graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 1982. He is dedicated to helping his patents live a healthy, active, pain-free life. He is able to locate and release stresses and traumas other healers cannot find using the Koren Specific Technique – a non-force treatment based on a biofeedback reflex system. He studied under Dr Tedd Koren and specializes in hard to treat neuromuscular problems as well as any condition that may be spinal or structurally related. Additionally he uses essential oils to aid in the well-being of his patients. Dr. Steven M Riess also performs Independent Medical Examinations for various companies. He maintains a practice at Plainview, NY as well as 27 Knickerbocker Rd in Demarest, NJ. (see: www.drstevenriess.com/)

 


ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOODS
Inflammation is our body’s way of indicating something is wrong and protects the damaged area through an automatic biological response while self-healing. Certain superfoods are recognized for helping to reduce inflammation and even help speed up the recovery process.

SALMON: If you’ve been feeling pain in your neck, then salmon should be your food of choice. Chock full of Omega 3 fatty acids; this amenity from the ocean can reduce pain by 60%.

TURMERIC is known to be effective in reducing pain. In fact studies showed that it was more effective in pain and inflammation reduction when compared to steroid medications. This is due to the protein NF-kB in turmeric which helps the body combat pain more effectively.

WALNUTS are a sure fire way of reducing pain thanks to its high content of Omega 3 fatty acids.

CELERY contains more than 20 anti-inflammatory compounds. The main compound is Apigenin and it helps the body combat pain more effectively. Celery intake can be increased by adding its seeds to soup and may even be used as an alternative to salt.

GINGER is recognized for its health benefits for Arthritis. It contains potent anti-inflammatory elements and effective antioxidants that heal the body on a cellular level.

This article is courtesy of: www.RejuvenateSolutions.com

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PAIN PATIENTS ‘ARMED’ WITH WEB RESEARCH
FINDS NON-SURGICAL HEALING TRENDS

By: Johnny “Double Pains” Graziano

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, 76.2M Americans suffer from pain each year and a nationwide cost of $50 Billion/year on lower back pain treatment. PAIN comes with the daily use-and-abuse of our mortal parts and from the natural aging process. Looking at extreme cases such as athletes, sports are known to abuse joints, cartilage and muscles beyond safety and beyond average use-- making pain and functional erosion an accepted part of the daily competitive equation.

Thanks to the advanced information era fulfilled by the free internet age, high speed education brings us world-wide access to ALL options available to improving our lives. It expands our ability to make better choices from an expansive set of solutions at the click of a mouse button. Key searching in Google for "NEW PAIN SOLUTIONS" totals 4.5 million search results and growing daily- listing every available result for just about any pain solution from over-the-counter topical creams and supplements, YouTube videos on daily yoga stretches, eastern & western medicine to your local acupuncturist and chiropractor. Deeper searches for more modern sciences result in some amazing innovations such as non-invasive sound wave surgery, advancements in neuro-laser surgeries, clinical immunotherapy and stem cell therapies. Such info access can only empower any patient from a one-track option and expand your power to choose. Global access to the healing arts continues to grow as more modalities and methods enter the arena (from the ‘alternative’ realm) as part of the INTEGRATIVE movement. “Through my insurance, I have about 4 specialists that I see”, says Steve R. (59, Elwood, NY). “...the web helped me learn what’s new and what’s out there-- I’m battling chronic back pain and several auto-immune disorders working with other experts that have literally saved my life… docs that I could never find in my insurance plan.”

The World Wide Web continues to deliver us the “who’s who” in the pain industry and what works for our needs. A simple google search can change our lives and finding the answer to any of our many ailments can also help explain WHY we have them and what we can do about it. We are blessed the the power of research and choice for new options to take on the road to better living.

JOHN GRAZIANO is a health & fitness columnist for Modern Pain Journal, RejuvenateSolutions.com and is also the host of MPR-TV. He is an accomplished athlete, an ambassador of weight loss (PJohnnyX.com), the President of Wildwood Warriors (Long Island based triathlon team) and is a dedicated researcher for all pain relief products, services and professional modalities.

BUILDING THE MODERN PAIN RELIEF NETWORK- ALLIANCE OF INTEGRATIVE HEALERS
Meet MODERN PAIN RELIEF, A professional alliance in the battle against PAIN. Co-organized by Dr. Andrew J. Rochman, this 150+ member (Linkedin-based) group of caregivers has officially branched out of the web and is now underway a series of face-to-face connection venues. June 18, 2017 marks the launch of the local (Long Island) branch through a round-table format where this successful, highly charged group of experts connect, exchange and collaborate on the nature of the pain industry and estabish relationships for future referrals. From acupuncturists, physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, herabalists, chiropractors and all pain-related modalities in between, MPR pursues the mission of uniting the local community of practitioners supporting an integration of information, resources and cross-support of patient care. “It’s about time we all got together for the sake of the patient- together, we learn from each other and share new findings... no single specialist can help everyone and only together can we truly help”, states Dr. Steven Riess, chiropractor & researcher. (For complete article, visit: www.modernpainrelief.com)


U.S. Stem Cell to focus on and expand in-clinic therapies
Courtesy of Kristin Comella (CSO) of U.S. Stem Cell, Inc.

Sunrise, FL – June 19, 2017 – (OTC:USRM) U.S. Stem Cell, Inc., a leader in the regenerative medicine, cellular therapy industry providing physician based stem cell therapies to human and animal patients as well as a developer of novel autologous cell therapies, announces an aggressive plan to expand an additional 12 stem cell treatment centers and clinics in the US. US Stem Cell has been in discussions with the FDA regarding Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy (RMAT) Designation for the Myocell product and at this time, the company has decided not to further invest in RMAT Designation and instead invest and focus on our in-clinic therapies for patients.

According to the 21st Century Cures Act, within one year of enactment, the FDA must issue draft guidance clarifying how the FDA will evaluate devices used in the recovery, isolation, or delivery of regenerative advanced therapies. Until this guidance document is published, it is unclear how this regulation will affect the MyoCell program. Until then, U.S. Stem Cell will focus on opening new clinics around the country to better serve patients in need. In addition to the original Sunrise clinic (that has successfully treated hundreds of patients and generated over $2m in revenues in the past 12 months alone), recent clinic openings include Miami and Palm Beach, Florida. Upcoming openings include Dallas, Texas (thanks in part to the early adoption of patient rights by the State of Texas), Chicago, Atlanta and Denver—as well as other clinics in the northeast and the west coast.

U.S. Stem Cell will focus on our revenue generating programs that are treating patients NOW–which have successfully helped over 7000 patients thus far. Our company was founded in 1999 and has completed more clinical treatments (for both humans and animals) than any other regenerative medicine company in the world. In addition to our efforts at US Stem Cell Training and VetBiologics, our focus will be expanding and opening additional clinics throughout the U.S. to offer these cutting edge technologies to more patients.

Basics about Stem Cell Therapy
From the Source

By Dr. Kristin Comella
Every one of us has stem cells in our body working all the time in every tissue ready to repair any damage. For injuries, the process of REGENERATIVE MEDICINE allows us to harness your own stem cells from one part of your body and relocate them to the area where you need them more. The technology to heal is inside you. Harness your own body’s healing capacity.

Cell Therapy Essentials
(Video series)
Get the facts about this innovative science that's easy to understand- and find out if Stem Cell is right for you!

see: www.CellTherapy101.com


 IN THE NEWS: DR. ROCHMAN INTERVIEW- SETTING THE STAGE FOR INNOVATIVE HEALING - June 22, 2017- Dr. Andrew Rochman was interviewed by Long Island’s favorite newsradio DJ, David Levenstein on his Island-wide feature show “OUT OF THE BOX” at 103.9FM NewsRadio. the intriguing interview was about Dr. Rochman’s studies on STEM CELL THERAPY leading to the opening of his new Plainview practice- Cell Therapy Center of NY (CTCNY).

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