Knee pain probably won’t kill you, but it will go a long way toward lowering your quality of life, especially if you are trying to maintain a fitness program. Of course we recommend diet and exercise as the best way to stay healthy and feel vibrant, but those same exercises that keep you fit if […]
You would think being diagnosed with cancer would be bad enough. But many kinds of cancer treatments also cause pain ancillary to the cancer itself. The amount of pain you have with cancer depends on the kind of cancer you have, where it’s located, the stage of your cancer and whether the cancer or the […]
As the CBD bubble continues to inflate, I’m getting more questions in my practice about how CBD works, what conditions it works for, and whether it is safe. We do use it in the practice in places where it seems appropriate and it does appear to work. After all, we’re there to relieve pain, with […]
This is a tough time to be a chronic pain patient. But it’s equally difficult for their doctors. The pendulum, which had swung too far in the direction of opioid prescriptions for simple dental procedures and minor ailments, has swung back, also too far, in the opposite direction. As the pharmaceutical executives and their marketing […]
March 19, 2018 Let’s Talk About Kratom You’ve probably heard the word kratom in the news or perhaps have seen it in tobacco and recreational marijuana shops, but what exactly is it? Kratom is an herbal drug and allegedly an all-natural pain reliever. It gained popularity in recently years and many users say that it […]
OPIOID ARTICLE COMPARES AGONISTS, PARTIAL AGONISTS, AND ANTAGONISTS Opioids Chances are you’ve heard the term “opioids”, but do you know what it really means? Simply put, opioids is a word used to describe a variety of different drugs, including categories of the drugs and how each work. Opioids can be an effective part of pain […]
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