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  • Pain and addiction

    Pain and addiction

    Thanks for joining us April 20 for a discussion with Dr. Paul Christo of Johns Hopkins about pain treatments and addiction. Many patients have expressed concerns during our previous live chats about the possibility of becoming addicted to their prescribed medication. Christo is director of the...

  • Knee pain therapy

    Knee pain therapy

    Thanks for joining us for our live chat on coping with knee pain with Dr. Paul Christo of Johns Hopkins. As more people are getting active during the spring warm-up, now is a good time to address the latest treatments and therapies. Below is a transcript of the discussion. Christo is director of...

  • Treating and managing nerve pain

    Treating and managing nerve pain

    Thanks for joining us March 23 for a live chat with Dr. Steven Cohen of Johns Hopkins on nerve pain, including neuralgia, nerve damage, sciatica, diabetic neuropathy and other neuropathic pain. Cohen is an associate professor and researcher with Hopkins School of Medicine and professor of anesthesiology...

  • The aches and pains of aging

    The aches and pains of aging

    Thanks for joining us for our March 9 live chat on the common pains that senior citizens experience, including (but not limited to) arthritis, spinal fractures, low back pain and pain after surgery. Dr. Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at Johns Hopkins...

  • Finding fibromyalgia relief

    Finding fibromyalgia relief

    Thanks for joining our chat Feb. 23 with Dr. Paul Christo of Johns Hopkins to discuss fibromyalgia. The disorder, which causes muscle pain throughout the body and fatigue, affects 5 million Americans 18 or older, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases....

  • CRPS: The mysterious — and debilitating — pain disorder

    CRPS: The mysterious — and debilitating — pain disorder

    Thanks for joining our chat Feb. 9 with Dr. Paul Christo of Johns Hopkins to discuss Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy). The chronic pain condition is characterized by intense or burning pain, usually in the arms, hands, legs or feet. Doctors do not know...

  • Shingles: How to avoid it and how to cope with the pain

    Shingles: How to avoid it and how to cope with the pain

    Thanks for joining our Jan. 26 live chat on shingles, a viral infection that affects more than 1 million people a year. Anyone who's had the chicken pox can get the painful rash, though senior citizens are more at risk. Dr. Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training...

  • Cancer pain

    Cancer pain

    Thanks to all who participated in the Jan. 12 chat on cancer-related pain. Read a transcript of the session below. Expert: Dr. Paul Christo, director, Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Can't make the chat? E-mail questions in advance...

  • Headaches

    Headaches

    Thanks to everyone who participated in the live chat Dec. 15 on headache pain. Read the transcript below. Expert: Dr. Paul Christo, director, Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Can't make the chat? E-mail questions in advance to healthcalendar@baltsun.com...

  • Lower back pain: Transcript of live web chat from Dec. 1

    Lower back pain: Transcript of live web chat from Dec. 1

    Dr. Paul Christo, director, Pain Training Program, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, answered reader questions about lower back pain. Read more below about ergonomic office chairs, pain medicines and...

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