What if there was an Alternative to Pain Medication? Well... there is...
The opioid crisis is big news at the moment. It kills thousands of Americans each year and it kills millions the world over. It's been seen as a "quick fix" ...
Pain Medication and Cancer: What You Need to Know
Cancer and its treatment cause pain for many patients, whether from the location of a tumor, the tumor spreading to another area such as the bones, or from side effects of chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery. “Each person is unique in their pain experiences, as well as how they respond to …
What’s Better for Neck Pain, Medication or Chiropractic?
Although both medication and chiropractic are utilized by neck pain sufferers, not everyone wants to or can take certain medications due to unwanted side effects. For those who aren’t sure what to do, wouldn’t it be nice if research was available that could answer the question posted abov
The Safe Way to Take Prescription Opioid Pain Medications
Since opioid pain medications are sometimes a necessary part of the treatment of pain, it's important to know the safest way to take them.
Addictive Pain Medication: How to Protect Yourself
Pain medication can be highly addictive. Consumer Reports explains why and shares tips on how to prevent addiction.
Possible Side Effects of OTC Pain Medications
Learn the risks associated with frequent use of over the counter pain medications, like acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen and more.
How Pain Medication Misuse Led to an HIV Outbreak
A relatively unknown prescribed opioid called Opana has hit hard in rural America, particularly in Indiana, and its misuse is reigniting concerns about a new HIV outbreak. This outbreak not only sheds light on the troubling opioid epidemic in the state, but also challenges the misconception that HIV is strictly an urban disease.
How to Kick Your Reliance on Pain Medication
For everyone, popping a pill is much easier than addressing the real cause of pain. If you deal with frequent aches in your body that typically cause you to reach for some type of over the counter pill, balm or electronic device, here are a few tips for overcoming the reliance Stretch each morning and evening. Stretching is a great way to loosen up our body and even releases endorphins that can make us feel better. Be conscious of how long you’re sitting.…
How to Use Prescription Pain Medications Safely
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How to Safely Use Opioid Pain Medication
If you read or watch the news you know that New Jersey and the nation is in the grips of an opioid addiction epidemic. Opioid medications are primarily used for pain management, and opioids, either prescribed or illicit, are the main driver of the dramatic increase in drug overdose deaths. Pain relief is important …
How to Avoid Surprising Risks of OTC Pain Medications
Top 5 Pain Medications in Clinical Practice
Which drug should you use and when? Discover the advantages and disadvantages of 5 common pain medications.
Prescription medications are often an important part of the pain management process for people with back pain and neck pain.
Over the Counter Pain Medications: What to Consider
When you’re in pain, it’s natural to want relief. With dozens of over the counter (OTC) pain relief products on store shelves, choosing one can be overwhelming. Various medications treat similar symptoms, but they each work differently in your body. Comparing pain relievers’ active ingredients, uses, warnings, and directions can be a helpful way to understand the differences.
Back and Neck Pain Medication Safety Tips
Much can be lost in translation from the time your physician writes your prescription to when your pharmacist fills it. These 10 tips will help you advocate for your health in the complex world of prescription drugs.
OTC Pain Medication: What You Need to Know
Tens of millions of Americans reach for over-the-counter (OTC) medications for relief of minor aches and pains. But just because they’re OTC doesn’t mean the...
What to Ask Your Doctor Before Starting a Long-Term Pain Medication
If you suffer from chronic pain, you should know what questions to ask your doctor before starting a long-term pain medication.
What You Don't Know About Pain Medications Can Hurt You
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Director, Division of Integrative Pain Management What You Don't Know About Pain Medications Can Hurt You As a pain management specialist, I field various questions about pain medications. What does the new NSAID warning mean? Is it OK to drink alcohol while I'm on Tylenol? Is OxyContin safe to take long-term? Well, I'm glad you asked NSAIDs I have…
Why Pain Medications Alone are Almost Never the Best Treatment Protocol
Are Your Pain Medications Making You Worse? When you are in pain, especially when your pain lasts for days without end, medication often seems like the quickest path to relief. And you’re not alone. Millions of people use over-the-counter and prescription drugs every day, according to the FDA. But could…
What are the risks of using opioid pain medication?
The main effects and risks of using opioids include nausea and constipation, accidental overdose, and addiction, if they are used long term. Watch pai