Do you have unanswered questions about pain?
How do the gender differences affect the spine?
How can women get on the road to improved spine health?
After Dr. Christina Lasich personally experienced that being a women can be a pain in the back, she began her quest to help women in pain. Too often women are given generic clinical advice that does not take into account that men and women are built differently. Women have different stress points in their bodies and different bodily functions that require special attention. Dr. Lasich needed gender-specific advice in order to recover from her back injury. Dr. Lasich needed to improve her health in order to facilitate feeling better. Her life, her practice, and her book; all reflect a philosophy that pain is a signal for the individual to improve habits, life-style, and nutrition. She views pain as the ultimate motivator and that pain is also a doorway to transformation.
She began her medical career after graduating from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine with honors. Her interests in orthopedics and physical therapy lead her to the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This specialty field serves those with chronic conditions with an emphasis on improving quality of life and independence. After leaving residency training, she returned to her hometown of Grass Valley, CA to open her practice in 2001. She quickly found an underserved population of people with chronic pain, especially women in pain.
Being a woman in pain herself, Dr. Lasich has spent many years developing her craft which not only takes on the task of pain management, but also takes on the role of life coach and health advisor. In the process of building her practice, Dr. Lasich discovered a growing body of evidence in the medical literature that points to specific solutions for women. After years of gathering that information, her book, High Heels to Hormones: A Woman’s Guide to Spine Care was born. With this book, she intended to fill the gap left by gender-generic clinical advice that has not kept up with the growing number of women with pain.
Soon after the launch of her book, she was offered an opportunity to become an expert contributor for the Health Central Network on their site, www.chronicpainconnection.com. Here Dr. Christina Lasich is able to reach an international audience with advice about all aspects of chronic pain management from surgery and medications to health and nutrition. Now, she serves as a medical writer, editor, and adviser for four of the Health Central Network sites: www.chronicpainconnection.com, www.myosteoarthritiscentral.com, www.osteoporosisconnection.com, and www.mydietexercise.com. On those four sites, Dr. Lasich answers questions directly from the Health Central community, moderates the on-line dialogue, and contributes regular articles.
Not only does Dr. Lasich offer consultations and care through her private practice, but she also offers writing and speaking services to the community at large. She believes that communication is the key to finding solutions.
Whether it is on the internet, in her clinic, or in a gathering hall, Dr. Lasich is on a mission to improve spine health.