non surgical orthopedistDr. Hector L. LopezMD, CSCS, FAAPMRWith advanced higher education in nutritional biochemistry and exercise science, Dr. Hector Lopez integrates nutritional medicine with orthopedic medicine to ease pain, reduce recovery time, and enhance the recovery process. He is a respected consultant to the nutritional supplement industry and has developed his own line of powerful neutraceuticals.

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    September 18, 2013: "The Science and Safety of Stimulant Dietary Supplements" - Council for Responsible Nutrition, Park City, UT

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September is Pain Awareness Month

Nutritionist for pain relief Dr. Hector Lopez teaches patients new ways to treat their chronic pain.

September 26, 2011 - September is Pain Awareness Month – an event designed to help raise awareness for chronic pain conditions and bring the community together for more positive pain management.  Organized by a coalition called Conquering Pain Together, which is comprised of over a dozen groups working together to improve pain management and care for chronic pain patients, the event invites individuals with chronic pain to share their stories and attend events focused on better pain care.

Research shows that over 20% of American adults suffer from chronic pain.  Dr. Lopez believes that chronic pain relief isn’t a privilege; it’s a right.  He takes a multidisciplinary approach to pain management at his practice and supports the goals behind Pain Awareness Month.   "The factors contributing to acute or chronic pain states are often complex and rooted in multiple factors,” he states.  “As such, the optimal approach to management is a multi-modal one that integrates nutrition, metabolism, therapeutic exercise, manual medicine, psychosocial and behavioral strategies provided in an interdisciplinary setting.”  By incorporating nutrition and pain management, PRP injection therapy and other tools Dr. Lopez creates a powerful approach to fighting pain and helping patients learn new ways to take care of their bodies.

“Although there are many challenges to organizing the many stakeholders, professionals and staff in an interdisciplinary facility, the outcomes and resources for patients can be incredible,” he says of his pain-fighting programs.  “This is the model that I have embraced and championed in the facilities which I have co-founded over the past 5 years."

For more information on how to get involved and spread the word about "September is Pain Awareness Month" visit