A Team Approach

Dr. James H. Gruft discusses the team approach, and how working together helps to ensure a better outcome.

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Comprehensive Pain Management

The most important issue in pain management is a focus on managing chronic pain symptoms as opposed to forcing a “quick fix” or masking symptoms without addressing their root and meaning.

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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy (PT) programs provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease.

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Meet Our Team

Meet Dr. Gruft and the From Pain to Wellness staff, learn about our services, and get the help you need.

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Treating Sleep Dysfunction

According to a recent study published in the Journals of Gerontology, approximately 3 out of 5 aging adults experience some form of sleep dysfunction. We can help you!

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Nutrition Is Medicine

High-quality dietary nutrients can alter the way our genes do their job while insufficient nutrient-intake due to a poor diet can be a serious risk factor for a number of diseases.

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Types of Chronic Pain

Types of Chronic Pain

Pain that has continued for more than six months is generally classified as chronic pain.

There are various types of chronic pain – each is unique, and each must be addressed uniquely through treatment.

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From Pain to Wellness Blog

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    4 Lifestyle Changes For Graceful Aging

    Tips on how to make lifestyle changes for graceful aging. The National Institutes of Health states that therapeutic lifestyle change (TLC) is as effective, if not more effective, than medications in the treatment of  many chronic conditions, including obesity, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, …

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    Bone Pain

    In pursuit of pain treatment, physical pain can be categorized in four broad types: bone pain, nerve pain, soft-tissue pain (including organs), and psychogenic pain (pain of psychological origin, projected onto the body). First, we take a look into bone pain. Bone Rheumatologist: A physician …

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  • Chronic Pain And Facing It

    To Cope Is To Begin To Heal

    On coping- We must embrace pain and burn it for our journey. – Kenji Miyazawa (1896- 1933) Unlike the road of pain treatment where one seeks to be cured, to cope is the path where one seeks to heal. Healing is becoming whole. To become …

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    What Can I Do About My Pain?

    Are you experiencing chronic pain and not sure what the first steps are? Also, are you wondering what can you do about your pain? The post features key points from chapter three in Dr. James Gruft’s book, From Pain To Wellness. What is pain management? …

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    Curing Versus Facing Your Pain

    This post kicks off the second installment of the blog series sourced from our Dr. Gruft’s book, From Pain To Wellness. The second chapter, Curing Versus Facing Your Pain is a dive into the concept of how we must realize that sometimes there may not …

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  • Understanding Pain and When It Needs Healing

    This post, Understanding Pain and When It Needs Healing begins a new series of blog posting feeding insight directly from Dr. James Gruft’s book, From Pain To Wellness.  First- We must face our pain. Merskey’s classic definition of pain, modified by the International Association for …

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    Fibromyalgia: Why no one understands it – Part II

      FIBROMYALGIA: WHY NO ONE UNDERSTANDS IT – Part II by James Gruft, MD,  FAAPMR, DABP One of the main reasons doctors and patients have so much difficulty making sense out of Fibromyalgia is (and this is the result of treating thousands of patients), simply: …

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    Fibromyalgia: Why No One Understands It

    FIBROMYALGIA: WHY NO ONE UNDERSTANDS IT by James Gruft, MD,  FAAPMR, DABP Do you know the difference between a syndrome and a disease? That’s o.k. I teach at Rush University, Chicago and have to teach the difference to the resident physicians there. A syndrome is …

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  • Vitamin Supplements: Friend And Guardian? Really?

    Vitamin Supplements: Friend And Guardian? Really?

    Dr. James Gruft explores the relationship between nutrient deficiency and disease Our typical understanding (and I mean most people, including doctors) is that the only reason we need to take nutrients (vitamins, minerals, etc.) is to prevent deficiency diseases like scurvy, rickets, beriberi, etc.  It …

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    Naperville Area Pain Center Points Way To The Future

    A recent report shows the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will transform the treatment of chronic pain…a health problem affecting 116 million American adults. “We can’t wait. We want the government to step in,” says James Gruft M.D., founder of From Pain To Wellness in Oakbrook …

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