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Opioids are a type of narcotic pain medication. They can have serious side effects if not used correctly. Learn some facts about opioids: Most Opioids Are Legal By Prescription Even though opioids carry a bad reputation, all but one (heroin) are legal in the U.S. Opioid drugs like methadone and oxycodone are sometimes necessary for pain relief and legal by prescription. Humans Will...

Compression fractures can happen for a variety of reasons. Car accidents, falls, and other trauma can cause the spine to develop fractures and develop pain in the back and surrounding areas. Osteoporosis and cancer can also cause the spine to weaken, which can lead to fractures. These compression fractures often come with severe pain. They can also cause deformities in the...

Your health is one of the most important aspects of your life that, to a great extent, you can have control over - it is for this reason that when in pain, strong addictive drugs such as opioids should be avoided and therapies provided. Nutrition, diet, exercise, and medical treatment - these are all variables in which you have a...

Sciatica can cause a significant amount of back pain. You may have tried just about everything for relief, however; perhaps you have not considered injections. Epidural steroid injections have been used for 65 years and provide extended relief for about 50 percent of patients. When used in conjunction with other treatments, the pain is even more manageable for a longer...

If you have been dealing with pain for an extended amount of time, it may be time for you to consider a new alternative. As we all are “painfully“ aware, pain medications provide only short-term relief. Dealing with ongoing pain can disrupt your daily routine and can ultimately cause a negative outlook on life. Thankfully, there are now some interventional...

Spinal arthritis has the potential to be a debilitating condition that causes inflammation in the spinal facet joints. Because of the pressure they are forced to withstand, the spinal joints are especially prone to developing arthritis. There are five sets of facet joints located in the lower back, and they can become inflamed due to internal damage. The facet joints in...

If you’ve experienced back pain for a long time, you might notice than prescription drugs don’t seem to work. That’s because they’re not targeting the source of the pain. Injections deliver medicine precisely to the painful area so you get quick and effective relief. There are several common types of spinal injections. Doctors use X-ray guidance when using injections to ensure...

If you have arthritis in the knees, you likely experience significant pain and inflammation. If you’re tired of popping pain medications and attending physical therapy appointments, consider injectable medications. Many types of joint injections can help reduce knee pain while increasing mobility. Read on to learn more about the different medications available. We also invite you to learn more about Dr....

Many people suffer from pain caused by sciatica. Sciatica occurs when something places pressure on the sciatic nerve, which runs down the back of both legs. This pressure can cause back, leg, hip and buttock pain. If you’re suffering from sciatica pain, it’s helpful to know what’s causing it and how you can treat it. Read on to learn more...

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