Power Over Pain: Shoulder & Neck Pain? Free PT! BYOC for community pools? Hamsters Wearing Masks?

Filmed live at the Hive, Atlanta, Georgia, on May 20, 2020. Dr. Baxter discusses opening community pools this summer; how much more we’ll know by the end of the summer about who is at risk & how to predict who will be impacted; new CDC guidelines for Emergency Department exams & discharge; and hamsters wearing masks! Special guest Keith J Cronin, Doctor of Physical Therapy, schools us in avoiding neck & shoulder pain (posture!) and how to make it feel better. A few more details about nasal irrigation and a recipe! BYOC? Dr. Baxter reviewed guidelines for opening community pools and proposed reducing the number of surfaces that require regular cleaning. Bring your own chair may be the theme of this pool season! Dr. Baxter is helping to shape CDC guidelines about Emergency Department behaviors – marching in place as part of the new clincal exam?!! She explains why marching in place is such a telling indicator of illness. About those hamsters. Wearing masks. There is no magic bullet right now for avoiding COVID-19. Social distancing, hand-washing, staying at home are all important. A small study where infected hamsters had masks shielding their cages may support that wearing a mask

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Power Over Pain: Mental Health & Addiction During COVID-19, National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Filmed live at the Hive, Atlanta, Georgia, on May 18, 2020. Dr. Baxter discusses mental health challenges during COVID-19, as well as the challenges of access to addiction treatment. Need help? Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357) – this is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Stress levels are high. Kids, teens, adolescents, and adults may be self-medicating from whatever can be found at home. Dr. Baxter shares a bright outlook on treatments. Immunosuppressants/biologics we are already using for other conditions are likely to be effective at decreasing the severity of COVID-19. Ready to try something easy for treating pain at home? Dr Baxter says if you haven’t tried something new for pain while quarantining, consider meditation and magnesium. Easy! More details at #WhatWorksForPain and on our resources page. Buzzy and VibraCool are FDA registered 510(k) cleared to Control pain associated with injections, venipuncture, IV starts, cosmetic injections and the temporary relief of minor injuries (muscle or tendon aches, splinters and bee stings). Also intended to treat myofascial pain caused by trigger points, restricted

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Power Over Pain: Back To Our Roots – Drug-Free Pain Relief; Dr. Keith DPT On Chronic Low Back Pain

Filmed live at the Hive, Atlanta, Georgia, on May 13, 2020. Dr. Baxter discusses past health crises that have reduced life expectancy: the HIV crisis of the early 1980s and the opioid crisis of 2015-17. The opioid crisis is far from over, and progress may be interrupted or reversed by the current COVID-19 crisis. Our own Doctor of Physical Therapy, Dr. Keith J Cronin, shows us how to move to heal, even when in pain. Chronic low back pain is especially challenging when we’re under stress. Wear VibraCool to help with your home exercises – bridges, supermans, planks. Spinal stabilization exercises hurt less with VibraCool. Buzzy and VibraCool are FDA registered 510(k) cleared to Control pain associated with injections, venipuncture, IV starts, cosmetic injections and the temporary relief of minor injuries (muscle or tendon aches, splinters and bee stings). Also intended to treat myofascial pain caused by trigger points, restricted motion and muscle tension. Dr. Amy Baxter, MD, bio & more pain relief options here: https://paincarelabs.com/resources/power-over-pain/ Dr. Amy Baxter directs innovation, invention, and strategy for Pain Care Labs. Accomplishments include international thought leadership on pain management and acute opioid reduction, multiple NIH SBIR Fast-Tracks, eight issued patents, multiple first author textbook

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Pain Over Pain: Nasal Irrigation to fight COVID-19, Telehealth for Pain Management & PT At Home

Filmed live at the hive, Atlanta, Georgia, April 29, 2020. Masks protect all of us, even VP Levitra vs Viagra: Essential Points of Difference and Overlapping | Smart Canadian Pharmacy Pence; Buzzy Hero John Boyle recognized; Guest appearance by expert physical therapist Keith Cronin – how to use your VibraCool for cross friction massage and impingement syndromes; more science on nasal irrigation to fight spread of COVID-19 Dr. Amy Baxter, MD, bio & more pain relief options here: https://paincarelabs.com/resources/power-over-pain/ Dr. Amy Baxter directs innovation, invention, and strategy for Pain Care Labs. Accomplishments include international thought leadership on pain management and acute opioid reduction, multiple NIH SBIR Fast-Tracks, eight issued patents, multiple first author textbook chapters and journal publications, and successful 510K FDA clearances. After graduating from Yale University and Emory Medical School, as a double-boarded pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Baxter founded PEMA Emergency Research, created and validated the BARF pediatric nausea scale cited in fifty studies, and founded Pain Care Labs. Recognition includes Forbes Ten Healthcare Disruptors, Inc. Top Women in Tech to Watch, Top 10 Innovative and Disruptive Women in Healthcare, a Wall Street Journal “Idea Person”, and the Most Innovative CEO of 2014 from Georgia Bio. National and international

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