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NSAIDs: Unsafe for Chronic Pain

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If you take any of the following nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain relief you are putting your life at risk: aspirin, celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren-XR, Zipsor, Zorvolex), ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn), oxaprozin (Daypro), piroxicam (Feldene). This may come as a shock to you. After all, these […]

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The U.S Coddles Medical Mass Murders While Muzzling Those Who Help and Heal

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The opioid epidemic has been spiraling out of control. Over 200,000 Americans have died and millions more battle addiction. The number of deaths continues to rise. It is now widely acknowledged that the epidemic was started by the pharmaceutical companies. Historically, opioids, otherwise known as narcotics, were used cautiously in the medical system. Generally, these […]

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Three Plants That Could Replace Opioids in Pain Treatment

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Opium. Heroin. Morphine. Methadone. Oxycodone. Hydrocodone. What all of these have in common is they’re derived from a plant—the poppy plant. Written references to the use of this plant, native to Southeast Asia, for pain and other ailments date back to 3400 B.C. In more recent times, opium and even heroin were commonly used in […]

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The Forgotten Pain Patient

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September is Pain Awareness Month.  It’s a good thing that there is a month designated for pain awareness because the plight of the pain patient has been pretty much ignored recently.  As alarm has spread over the increase in opioid addiction and overdose, the needs of the pain patient for relief have taken a back […]

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Most Pain Patients Have Been Brainwashed

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Brainwash: to make people believe only what you want them to believe by continually telling them that it is true and preventing any other information from reaching them. –Cambridge Dictionary. Pharmaceutical companies are now a trillion dollar business globally.  They spend billions of dollars on marketing to convince doctors and patients of the value of […]

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Why Medical Marijuana Works

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Marijuana contains a class of compounds called cannabinoids.  Cannabinoids are also made by our bodies (called endocannabinoids when they are made by the body) and they work with a network in our body called the endocannabinoid system. (ECS) Cannabinoids bind with receptors that are found on cell surfaces to have their effect.  The receptors which […]

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Can Light Heal Pain?

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The first time I heard about laser therapy, a type of light therapy for pain, a veterinarian recommended it for my cat, who had osteoarthritis in her hip.  My knowledge of lasers at the time was limited to a vague idea that they were used to cut tissue in surgery.  I couldn’t imagine how that […]

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New Guidelines: Use Alternative Therapies First For Low Back Pain

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New low back pain treatment guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP) were published on February 13 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Based on a review of the evidence, the ACP concluded that pharmacological interventions for low back pain offered fewer benefits and greater risks than nonpharmacological therapy. The ACP now strongly recommends that […]

 
 
 
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