Tag Archives: Pain

Break the reaction to high pain scores

Pain usually cannot be “treated” like a standard ear infection. Treating patients in pain requires setting realistic expectations, using a variety of approaches, and patience. One patient I treated months ago highlights these points. At 6 a.m., I was ready for the change of shift at the hospital. The night doctor who took care of… Read More »

Does weather affect arthritis pain?

Medical myths die hard. Maybe that’s because there’s no agreement on whether a common belief is indeed a myth. For example, there’s the longstanding belief that weather affects arthritis pain. Many of my patients notice a clear connection; some are so convinced of the link, they believe they can predict the weather better than the… Read More »

ClearUP Electronic Gadget for Relieving Sinus Pain from Hay Fever

January 8th, 2019 Editors ENT Tivic Health, based outside of San Francisco, won FDA clearance for its ClearUP device for treating allergy-related sinus pain. ClearUP is used to deliver electric current to the nose, the user sliding the device along the outside of the nasal passages while therapy is administered. The device delivers only a… Read More »