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Spinal Fluid Leak Can Cause Symptoms of Chronic Pain, Fatigue and Dysautonomia

The symptoms of chronic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, also referred to as spinal fluid leak, are similar to those of many chronic pain syndromes including fibromyalgia, migraines, chronic neck pain, fatigue (ME/CFS), and a form of dysautonomia called POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome). What is CSF (Cerebral Spinal Fluid)? The brain [...]

The Kaplan Center Welcomes Dr. Daniel Sheehan

It is with great pleasure we introduce the newest physician to join the Kaplan Center’s medical team, Daniel Sheehan, M.D.! Dr. Sheehan is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and holds particular interests in spine injuries, chronic pain management, and endurance sports medicine. We are thrilled to offer our patients [...]

Living with Chronic Pain and Illness? You May Be Suffering from a Toxicity Disorder

Anyone can be at risk of being exposed to and affected by environmental toxins. Exposure can occur in your own home, at work, or while traveling. The good news is that for most people the liver is able to break down these toxins so they can pass through the intestines [...]

When Lymphedema Occurs After Breast Cancer Treatment

Q: As a breast cancer survivor, I have started to notice swelling in my arm on the same side as my surgery, could that be lymphedema? What would the treatment for that include? Does it hurt? Answered by Michele McLellan, PT, OCS, CLT A:You may indeed be starting to develop [...]

Low-Dose Naltrexone: A Little Known, But Effective Treatment For Chronic Pain

Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) is often confused with naltrexone, which is a pharmaceutical medication used in doses of 50 mg or more to treat alcohol and narcotic pain pill addiction or other opiate abuse. Low-dose naltrexone is a specially compounded capsule of 1.5 to 4.5 mg of naltrexone to help the body [...]