Author Archives: Peggy Baker

Back to the Basics: Managing Pain Months After COVID-19

A year ago, the United States was in the midst of understanding and dealing with the complexities of the “Opioid Epidemic”, what until then had been considered the greatest healthcare crisis in U.S. history. Although improvements in some aspects of the crisis were starting to be realized as a result of the development of best evidence-based practice guidelines and the implementation […]

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Case Sample: Bipolar, Chronic Migraine, Epilepsy, and IBS-D

Lawrence Robbins, MD Individuals suffering from chronic pain often have psychiatric comorbidities. For instance, among those with chronic migraine approximately 9% fit into the bipolar spectrum. (1) This article discusses a representative case of a patient with chronic migraine and bipolar disorder as well as epilepsy and irritable bowel syndrome. Caitlin is a 28-year-old female […]

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Laser Treatment Offers a 5 day Treatment for COVID19

Bert Ray, MD Laser therapy has been utilized for multiple medical problems, as the light energy improves mitochondrial function in cells that are involved with medical illnesses, has an anti-inflammatory effect, boosts the immune response, and restores oxidative redox balance. Thus, the laser energy helps rebalance the oxidative redox system that underlies the inflammation involved […]

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In Memory and Appreciation: Dr. John Satterthwaite

It is with deep sadness that we recognize the life and contributions of  John Satterthwaite, MD who transitioned from this earthly world last month.  John’s perspective on the history and devotion to the mission of SPS were priceless. Many have no doubt that the SPS would not exist today it were not for the careful nurturing and stewardship of John during the last 34 years […]

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An Essay on Diversity in the Field of Pain Medicine

Benjamin Johnson, MD I would like to thank our president, Ann Quinlan-Colwell, PhD, APN, for the invitation to write an article regarding diversity in our field of pain medicine. As the first president of the Southern Pain Society possessing African-American heritage, I was overwhelmed with the […]

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