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Interdisciplinary Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Study

Chronic and severe pain affects from 25% to 37% of children and adolescents, which can lead to pain-related disabilities, increased school absences, avoidance of social activities, disrupted eating and sleep routines, as well as mood disorders and depression. With growing worry about drug addiction from prescribed pain medications, an interdisciplinary (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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Opioids may exacerbate pain, new study shows

Increasingly practitioners are voicing concerns about the long-term safety of opioid medications for treating chronic pain. Since 2000, nearly 165,000 lives have been lost from addiction to prescription opioids, according to federal reports. A new study by professors at University of Colorado Boulder shows the escalation of opioid prescriptions for pain may actually contribute to […]

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Tart Cherries for Peripheral Polyneuropathies

By Cindy Alberts Carson, MD, FACP, ABIHM The use of tart cherries for gout and joint pain has transitioned from a home remedy to a clinically supported treatment. In this study, published in Integrative Medicine A Clinician’s Journal, Cindy Alberta, MD examines whether the same biochemical reactions that reduce inflammation, pain and edema for gout […]

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Dear Doctor, #PleaseTextMe

Reminder: Plz take your meds. How r u feeling 2day? These aren’t texts from Mom, they are from physicians. Text messaging in health care started with routine appointment reminders. Today, evidence shows patients prefer to receive texts and updates from their health-care providers. Physicians report text messaging can influence health (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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Flavocoxid: Dual Inhibitor of Cyclooxegenase and 5-Lipoxegenase

Integrative medicine clinicians from various professional backgrounds and fields are encountering an ever-growing population of patients/clients suffering from acute and chronic pain conditions, many of these being inflammatory in nature including; sports injuries, degenerative and inflammatory arthritis, autoimmune-related disorders, and many more. Many of these patients experience significant gastrointestinal, renal, (more…) RELATED ARTICLES #8 TOP […]

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Addiction Expert: Prescribing Painkillers is Not the Only Option

By Tammy Strickling Medical practitioners are writing millions of prescriptions for drugs such as Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin, which contain compounds derived from opium—one of the world’s most powerful painkillers— in an effort to relieve Americans of pain after acuter injuries or operations. These powerful opioids – the standard in (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Acupuncture for […]

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Environmental Costs of Pain Management: Pharmaceuticals Vs Physical Therapies

Analgesics are among the most widely used medications in America, and their use is growing rapidly. As a result, the environment is becoming increasingly contaminated with analgesic residues created by the manufacture, consumption, and disposal of these medications. Most analgesic residues that end up in wastewater are not destroyed during (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Addiction Expert: […]

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