Low Back Pain, Worst Pain Condition

Study Says Low Back Pain Number One Debilitating Condition A new international study bumps low back pain to the top of the list of debilitating conditions – worldwide.  It’s been at the top of America’s list for a while now. Extensive research from 47 countries has been compiled in the Global Burden of Disease Study. […]

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Back Pain – Clinical Depression Link

Back Pain – Clinical Depression Linked, Studies Say If you suffer from chronic back pain, doctors say you’re at a greater risk of developing clinical depression. Statistics listed on spine-health.com show 85-percent of patients who suffer from chronic back pain also suffer from symptoms of depression. Some of those symptoms include things like: Sleep Disturbance […]

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Back Pain – Sleep Issues

Back Pain – Sleep Issues Related, Doctor’s Say Back pain – Sleep issues related. If you suffer from back pain, you already know how hard it can be to find get a good night’s sleep. Lack of sleep can lead to restless nights, general crankiness, and more back pain. It’s a vicious cycle. Doctor Joel […]

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Opioid Addiction, New Global Epidemic

Opioid Addiction, a New Global Epidemic, Studies Show Opioid Addiction is a new Global Epidemic according to several reports. The Daily News of Kamloops, Canada reports newer forms of opioids like Oxycontin have created a dependence on these drugs even when they are no longer needed to treat a patient’s pain. Speaking with the Daily […]

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Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy

Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy for Opioids The new Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy for opioids might require the makers of opioids to provide education and guidance to health care providers. A report in Painmedicinenews.com states the enrollment in this type of education by health care providers is optional. Speaking at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices […]

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Opioids, Type 2 Diabetes Linked

Opioids, Type 2 diabetes and Pain Linkage Opioids, type 2 diabetes and pain are linked. A new study recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that nearly half of type 2 diabetes patients who participated in the trial suffered from several pain symptoms. The data collected showed 47-percent of patients reported three […]

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Chronic Pain Coping Strategies

Chronic Pain Coping Strategies Chronic Pain coping strategies are not always as simple as the prescription of a drug. Many people find difficulty coping with long lasting chronic pain. The American Psychological Association, led by Dr. Nancy Molitor has a few guidelines patients can follow when trying to manage the pain. They tell patients to […]

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Curbing Opioid Abuse

Curbing Opioid Abuse, Finding Other Ways to Treat Patients Curbing opioid abuse is at the forefront as millions of Americans are seeking medical help for their chronic pain symptoms. This alarming trend has led more prescriptions for addictive pain killers to help patients manage their chronic pain from things like arthritis, back problems, and migraines. […]

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Urine Drug Monitoring, Clinical Tool

Urine Drug Monitoring, Vital Clinical Tool to Find Drug Levels Urine Drug Monitoring, Clinical Tool for finding drug levels in a patients body. Urine drug monitoring, also known as UDM, is a vital clinical tool that Pain Doctors around the country are starting to use to keep tabs on how many drugs are in a […]

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Low Back Pain, Worst Pain Condition

Low Back Pain, Worst Pain Condition

Study Says Low Back Pain Number One Debilitating Condition A new international study bumps low back pain to the top of the list of debilitating conditions – worldwide.  It’s been at the top of America’s list for a while now. Extensive research from 47 countries has been compiled in the Global Burden of Disease Study. […]

Back Pain – Clinical Depression Link

Back Pain – Clinical Depression Link

Back Pain – Clinical Depression Linked, Studies Say If you suffer from chronic back pain, doctors say you’re at a greater risk of developing clinical depression. Statistics listed on spine-health.com show 85-percent of patients who suffer from chronic back pain also suffer from symptoms of depression. Some of those symptoms include things like: Sleep Disturbance […]

Back Pain – Sleep Issues

Back Pain – Sleep Issues

Back Pain – Sleep Issues Related, Doctor’s Say Back pain – Sleep issues related. If you suffer from back pain, you already know how hard it can be to find get a good night’s sleep. Lack of sleep can lead to restless nights, general crankiness, and more back pain. It’s a vicious cycle. Doctor Joel […]

Opioid Addiction, New Global Epidemic

Opioid Addiction, New Global Epidemic

Opioid Addiction, a New Global Epidemic, Studies Show Opioid Addiction is a new Global Epidemic according to several reports. The Daily News of Kamloops, Canada reports newer forms of opioids like Oxycontin have created a dependence on these drugs even when they are no longer needed to treat a patient’s pain. Speaking with the Daily […]

Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy

Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy

Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy for Opioids The new Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy for opioids might require the makers of opioids to provide education and guidance to health care providers. A report in Painmedicinenews.com states the enrollment in this type of education by health care providers is optional. Speaking at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices […]

Opioids, Type 2 Diabetes Linked

Opioids, Type 2 Diabetes Linked

Opioids, Type 2 diabetes and Pain Linkage Opioids, type 2 diabetes and pain are linked. A new study recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that nearly half of type 2 diabetes patients who participated in the trial suffered from several pain symptoms. The data collected showed 47-percent of patients reported three […]

Chronic Pain Coping Strategies

Chronic Pain Coping Strategies

Chronic Pain Coping Strategies Chronic Pain coping strategies are not always as simple as the prescription of a drug. Many people find difficulty coping with long lasting chronic pain. The American Psychological Association, led by Dr. Nancy Molitor has a few guidelines patients can follow when trying to manage the pain. They tell patients to […]

Curbing Opioid Abuse

Curbing Opioid Abuse

Curbing Opioid Abuse, Finding Other Ways to Treat Patients Curbing opioid abuse is at the forefront as millions of Americans are seeking medical help for their chronic pain symptoms. This alarming trend has led more prescriptions for addictive pain killers to help patients manage their chronic pain from things like arthritis, back problems, and migraines. […]

Urine Drug Monitoring, Clinical Tool

Urine Drug Monitoring, Clinical Tool

Urine Drug Monitoring, Vital Clinical Tool to Find Drug Levels Urine Drug Monitoring, Clinical Tool for finding drug levels in a patients body. Urine drug monitoring, also known as UDM, is a vital clinical tool that Pain Doctors around the country are starting to use to keep tabs on how many drugs are in a […]