Jonathan Aarons M.D.

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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Pain Management in Burn Patients

Burn patients endure some of the most intense pain, not only during injury but in recovery as well. Damage to the receptors for pain in the skin occurs immediately. Nerve endings which are exposed but not injured also cause pain. There is an increased sensitivity to painful stimuli ( hyperalgesia) that occurs. There is also […]

The Treatment of Chronic Pain with Acupuncture

Acupuncture may be beneficial in the treatment of chronic pain. Acupuncture has been practiced for over 3000 years. The NIH produced a consensus statement in 1977 on acupuncture. It supported its efficacy for the treatment of pain and nausea and vomiting. A later 2012 finding by the NIH supported its use for neck and back […]

Pain with Hypermobility Disorders

Pain with hypermobility disorders is a widely overlooked condition. Hypermobility disorders may be associated with a wide variety of chronic pain issues. These disorders include such entities as Erhlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and other disorders of connective tissue. Joint hypermobility may occur in up to 2% of the general population and occurs more often in females, […]

The Role of THC and Cannabis in Pain

THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the active ingredient in Marijuana. Cannabinoids have demonstrated pain relieving effects in certain neuropathic pain conditions. The analgesic effects of these drugs are modest at best. Once ingested, THC binds to receptors in the brain and spinal cord called CB1 and CB2 and modulates the pain perception. These receptors are found […]

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