Uta Maeda-1Dr. Maeda is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the management of chronic pain conditions. She earned her BS in Brain & Cognitive Sciences and Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Southern California, where she pursued specialized training in health psychology and geropsychology. She completed her clinical internship at the Portland VA Medical Center and her postdoctoral fellowship in pain psychology at the Stanford Pain Management Center. She has extensive experience helping patients build effective coping tools to take back control over their mind and body so that they can live a meaningful life that is not defined by pain

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From the desk of our own physician athlete, Shelley McDonald, MD:

July Newsletter PicSports injuries generally occur for two different reasons: trauma or overuse.  Traumatic injuries are usually obvious, like when an athlete falls on his or her knee and the force is too much for the muscles, joints or bones to absorb.   Overuse injuries are actually more common and occur when the body is pushed past its current physical limits of conditioning, causing a gradual breakdown of body structures.

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Did You Know? Botulinum Toxin Injection Treatments Are Effective for Chronic Migraine Headaches

Dr SamarthWhen chronic migraine headaches are not adequately controlled with oral medications or patients have side effects with oral medications used for migraine headaches, I have found that preventative treatment with Botox injections form an important part of a Chronic Migraine treatment plan.  Onabotulinum toxin A (Botox) injections are FDA approved since 2011 for the prevention of headaches in adult patients with chronic migraines (>=15 days per month with headache of which >8 days are associated with migraine and headache lasting 4 hours a day or longer).

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