Understanding TRP Receptors and Musculoskeletal Pain

There are few things as important to your success as a clinician, as being able to effectively communicate to your patients why you’ve chosen a specific product, exercise, or therapy; how we think it works; and what they should expect. Their buy-in and belief is key to your ability to achieve a desired outcome. Below is some great info on Topical …

Dr. John Pecora

Doctor of Chiropractic, MeyerDC Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

The Terpene Menthol, the TRPM8 Receptor and Pain

Why the Terpene Menthol works on the TRPM8 Receptor to help reduce pain Menthol might be the most medically researched, commonly known plant terpene to date. Most of the studies conducted are based on improving human health. Thanks to positive results in that area, menthol appears in many over-the-counter products, in addition to being used in topical analgesics and essential …

Dr. John Pecora

Doctor of Chiropractic, MeyerDC Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain

Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain Robert Topp, Kara Solem, Jena Etnoyer-Slaski, and Barton Bishop Journal of Performance Health Research Volume 1, Issue 2. Pages 40–47DOI: 10.25036/jphr.2017.1.2.topp.2 © 2017 Performance Health www.performancehealthresearch.com OBSERVATIONAL COHORT Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine whether patients with …

Dr. Barton N. Bishop

PT, DPT, SCS, TPI CGFI-MP2, CSCS

Effects of Biofreeze vs Ice on Acute, Non-Complicated Neck Pain

Bart Bishop, Dr. Jay Greenstein, Robert Topp doi: 10.1016/j.clch.2011.09.015 Volume 14, Issue 4, December 2011, Pages 153-154 Background: Cryotherapy has long been used by physical therapists and chiropractors in the management of acute pain and more recently it has been shown to effectively manage chronic pain. Multiple studies have demonstrated that both ice and menthol decrease blood flow and help …

Dr Jay Greenstein Chiropractor DC

Dr. Jay Greenstein

Doctor of Chiropractic, CEO, Sport and Spine Rehab & Founder and President of the Sport and Spine Rehab Clinical Research Foundation.

Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain

Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain Robert Topp, Kara Solem, Jena Etnoyer-Slaski, and Barton Bishop Journal of Performance Health Research Volume 1, Issue 2. Pages 40–47DOI: 10.25036/jphr.2017.1.2.topp.2 © 2017 Performance Health www.performancehealthresearch.com OBSERVATIONAL COHORT Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine whether patients with …

The Science of Pain

The science of pain and analgesics

Understanding pain starts with understanding its relationship with the brain. Pain stems from the brain. Scientists now know that pain doesn’t originate from bodily tissues, as we once thought. It only exists if the brain interprets signals from the body as “painful.” Everyone experiences pain differently. Some people will feel more pain than others during a similar experience. External factors can influence …

Dr Phil Page

Dr. Phil Page

PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM, Director of Clinical Education and Research at the Thera-Band Academy.

Topical Analgesics

Topical Analgesics: Your Secret Weapon Against Pain

Topical Analgesics, including those containing Menthol, Capsaicin, Camphor and other healthy natural ingredients have been used by health and fitness professionals for years as a tool for helping patients get quick, lasting relief from musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. Some of these indications include: Sprains and strains DOMS (Delayed onset muscle soreness) from strenuous work or workouts Nerve pain Aches and …

Dr. John Pecora

Doctor of Chiropractic, MeyerDC Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education