Every day the staff at Clinical Pain Advisor browses the Web for stories on chronic pain, acute pain, low back pain, diabetic neuropathy, fibromyalgia and other painful health conditions that our readers might have missed the day before and lists some of their favorite articles in a daily column to provide clinicians with a resource they can check first thing in the morning.

“M.V. FIT TIPS: Cold or Heat Therapy.” Should you use cold or heat therapy for pain and injury? Doug Giles, DPT, explains in the Moapa Valley Progress how his therapy clinics use both methods to help decrease pain and swelling after a patient’s injury.

“Understanding sciatica and leg pain.” Need a review of why sciatica is considered as a symptom instead of a medical condition associated with leg pain? An article on Doctor Tipster reviews the nature of sciatic nerve pain and the manifestation of sciatic nerve level involvement.

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“For some in the South, defying medical marijuana laws is the Lord’s work.” There are some in the South who believe that being a Christian means they “cannot not help somebody,” even if that means defying medical marijuana laws, according to a story in The Washington Post.

“Young female complains of blurred vision, headache, redness.” If a patient complains of blurred vision, headache and redness, what’s wrong? An article in Primary Care Optometry News analyzes the pain complaints of a young female and concludes with a diagnosis.

“Dr. Michael Martinez has joined Pain Management Consultants of Southwest Florida, P.L.” An article in the Naples Daily News revealed that Michael Martinez, M.D., joined Pain Management Consultants of Southwest Florida, P.L. In his new role, he will specialize in anesthesiology and pain management for patients with acute, chronic and cancer pain. He holds both Florida and Alabama medical licenses. Dr. Martinez, a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA), is certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology.