opioid crisis

PPOA’s Response to the National Opioid Crisis

At Physician Partners of America, we are as concerned as the rest of America about the escalating opioid crisis, and applaud the president for recognizing it as a nationa...
MoodLift Offers Drug-Free Depression Relief

MoodLift Offers Drug-Free Depression Relief

Feelings of depression affect most people at one time or another. For most, it’s a temporary reaction to a life event. For others, it’s a long-term condition marked by pr...
Dr. Abraham Rivera Discusses Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Abraham Rivera Discusses Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis, the narrowing of the bony canal that cradles the spinal cord, is most common in people over age 50. Their search for relief from back pain often follows...

Dr. Abraham Rivera Discusses Migraine

Congratulations to Abraham Rivera, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Physician Partners of America, for appearing in the June/July issue of Pain-Free Living magazine. His arti...
pain and depression

The Link Between Pain and Depression

Pain and depression are closely linked. Studies show that pain can cause depression and depression can cause pain. Since pain and depression are so closely related, it is...
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

The Psychological Effects of Living with Pain

Millions of people in the United States have experienced chronic pain and it can have a major impact on your psyche. While you are dealing with chronic pain, it is also i...
Pain Management Specialist

Should I See a Pain Management Specialist?

Chronic pain is exactly what it sounds like. It is an ongoing period of discomfort that causes people to feel almost constant pain in some part of their bodies. For p...
Cluster Headaches

The Facts About Cluster Headaches

Headaches are a common ailment, but they can be quite debilitating. A bad headache can make it hard to do your job, drive your kids around or simply get through your day....
Hemicrania Continua Headaches

What are Hemicrania Continua Headaches?

Hemicrania continua headaches are a headache that causes constant pain on one side of your head or your face. It is a rare condition, but for people who suffer from it, t...