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Should You Stop Taking Opioid Medicine?

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Information for Safe Opioid Uses The United States has an opioid epidemic, and it’s serious. Every single day, more than 130 people die as a result of overdosing on opioid drugs. Opioids, also called narcotics, are a class of drugs naturally derived from the opium poppy plant. They can also be scientifically manufactured, as many of the medications we see …

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Advances in Pain Management in 2020 and Beyond

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Pain Management Practices Have Advanced in Recent Years Chronic pain affects millions of people all across the globe, yet many of us don’t understand how to manage it properly. Pain can be debilitating, whether you are suffering from an acute injury or a chronic condition like SI joint dysfunction. If you’ve ever had back pain or trauma to another part …

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How to Create a Pain Management Plan for 2020

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Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices Can Help Manage Your Pain 2020 is officially here, which means a new year AND a new decade. The start of a new year is often a time of reflection and committing to bettering ourselves and learning from any missteps we’ve made over the last year. The fact that we also happen to be entering into …

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Treating SI Joint Pain at Home

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Fortunately, SI Joint Pain Can Be Treated at Home The sacroiliac (SI) joint is located on either side of the lower spine, which means there are actually two, not one. Given the vital task of stabilizing the back and hips, the SI joint also helps support the body in movement. Because of this, any level of SI joint dysfunction can …

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Treating Muscle Spasms at Home

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Muscle Spasms Can Be Quite Debilitating The human body is an incredible network that works together to keep us healthy and upright. Most of us will experience some ailment or injury during our lifetime – some more than others. One of the most common complaints from people of all ages is muscle pain, tightness, or spasms. Today we are going …

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How to Alleviate Sciatica Pain at Home

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Sciatica is Very Different From Regular Back Pain Sciatica is a very common condition caused by problems with the sciatic nerve. Although an estimated 40 percent of the population will experience sciatica at one time or another during their lifetime, it is a misunderstood condition. Sciatica is characterized by a shooting or searing pain that travels along the pathway of …

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How to Alleviate Knee Pain at Home

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Knee Pain Plagues Millions Across the Country Knee pain happens for many different reasons, including trauma, arthritis, and other similar inflammatory conditions. It affects millions of people – both young and old – and can be challenging to treat in many cases. Whether you’ve suffered an acute injury to the knee or are have arthritis, knee pain is often nagging …

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Should You Take Pain Medication?

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While Helpful, Pain Medication Can Have Adverse Effects Pain is something that most people will face at one time or another during their lifetime. Chronic pain (defined as pain that lasts at least 12 weeks) affects an estimated 20 percent of the United States population or 50 million people. Unlike acute pain that typically lasts for a short period following …

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What to Avoid When Taking Pain Medication

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Pain Medication Should Never Be the First Option Living in chronic pain is something that far too many Americans face regularly. Chronic pain is any type of pain or discomfort that lasts more than three months. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the prevalence of chronic pain is estimated to be anywhere from 11 percent to …

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How Do You Know Stem Cell Claims Are for Real?

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There is Plenty of Misinformation Spread About Stem Cells Stem cell therapy is quickly becoming one of the most talked-about forms of regenerative medicine – and for a good reason. Time and time again, research shows that these small but mighty cells can help the body regenerate and heal from within. Stem cells can treat hip pain, protect against age-related …