Topical Compounds

In November 2018, Steve Mamchur, owner and pharmacist at Kenron Pharmacy, a local Calgary compounding pharmacy, provided a very informative talk on topical compounds. Some notes from the talk are provided below. Topical Compound Options For treatment of nerve pain the…

Pain Management with Donna Piercy – Part 3

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Donna Piercy spoke at the CNA September 2017 meeting., “I’d rather have a vet for a doctor, they know more about chronic pain!” Watch the lecture below. For more of our videos, click here. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel.…

Pain Management with Donna Piercy – Part 2

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Donna Piercy spoke at the CNA September 2017 meeting. A chronic pain sufferer herself, she provides helpful insights into the importance of self-management and ways exercise and other self care activities can help both the mind and body when dealing…

Pain Management with Donna Piercy – Part 1

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Donna Piercy spoke at the CNA September 2017 meeting. A chronic pain sufferer herself, she provides helpful insights into the importance of self-management and ways exercise and other self care activities can help both the mind and body when dealing…

#27 The Exciting Field of Functional Neurology

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Just like specialists in the medical field, there are also specialists in the chiropractic profession known as functional neurologists. This designation is only held by a limited number of chiropractors in Canada who have passed stringent tests and evaluations. Functional…

#21 Healthy Eating For Those With Neuropathic Pain

#21 Healthy Eating For Those With Neuropathic Pain

Good nutrition is one of the first things most doctors will recommend for general good health and well-being, but it can be a particular benefit for those dealing with neuropathy. A healthy diet has not only been found to reduce…

#16 Antidepressants and Neuropathic Pain

#16  Antidepressants and Neuropathic Pain

Antidepressants such as amitriptyline, nortriptyline, and despiramine are first-line treatments for neuropathic pain. They are known as tricyclic antidepressants. But how do these drugs, used to enhance mood, also reduce pain? There is a major overlap in the neural mechanisms that…

#14 Fight Pain With Magnesium

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In a Huffington Post blog (1) the author writes: Think of magnesium as the relaxation mineral. Anything that is tight, irritable, crampy, and stiff — whether it is a body part or an even a mood — is a sign of magnesium…