Fear and Chronic Pain

With chronic pain, you may experience irrational and paralyzing fear. Irrational fear lacks reason and clarity. Paralyzing fear keeps you frozen in place, unable to move forward. Fear is a natural human emotion that can help us to respond effectively to things that threaten us. Walking out into the middle of a busy highway appropriately…

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Las Vegas Recovery Center Appoints Clinical Program Director

LAS VEGAS—Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC) has appointed Daniel Shiode, PhD, as clinical program director. Dr. Shiode brings nearly thirty years of training and experience to the position, with emphasis in the psychological evaluation and treatment of chronic pain, psychological aspects of medical conditions, post-traumatic disorders, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and clinical hypnosis.…

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USA TODAY Features Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM on Video About Older Americans and Opiates

Dr. Pohl, Medical Director of the Las Vegas Recovery Center, is featured in a major USA Today feature on older Americans and the growing problem of their dependency on opiate painkillers”. It’s estimated that over 336,000 seniors are currently misusing their medications. Furthermore, nearly one in four are being prescribed a number of ‘risky’ medications…

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