A Young Woman’s Journey Back from CRPS

Contributor: Michael Stanton-Hicks, MD, Department of Pain Management Twenty-year-old Jordan Keen has battled complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) for almost half her life. But now her once-disabling condition is so well controlled that she ran the Chicago Marathon last year — in under 6 hours 30 minutes, no less. Jordan offered to share her story … Read More

Stop Living With Chronic Pain

Today, 15 to 20 percent of Americans suffer from chronic pain. The overwhelming majority suffers from back pain — and that number will only increase as baby boomers age. Chronic pain persists for more than three months. In contrast, acute pain resolves soon after an injury or surgery. “Your quality of life can dramatically improve … Read More

Good News… Weight Loss Can Reduce Osteoarthritis Pain

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis with an estimated 27 million Americans affected by it. In Motion talked to M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH, director of the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Center at Cleveland Clinic, to learn more about it. IM: First of all what is OA and where does it affect a … Read More