Tag: medication

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Methadone for pain control. Still a bad idea.

Pain medications are classified based on how the function in the body and their chemical pathways.  One family of pain medication is called the ‘opioids.’  These drugs are popular because they have three major therapeutic effects: Decrease perception Decreased pain response Increased pain tolerance Opioids also come in different varieties.  There are natural (morphine, codeine) […]

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Shared Decision-Making Decreases Overuse of Antibiotics

I’m a chiropractor.  I don’t prescribe antibiotics.  But I care about the results of a recent research article on the subject of antibiotics. In the research study, investigators looked at the role of educating patients about their disease process and including them in the decision making process.  It seems obvious that we ought to be […]

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Pain Med Addiction on the Rise

Addiction to pain medication is real Addiction is real and really dangerous. A number of news outlets picked up some reports this week about the very real dangers of using pain medications.   Research shows the risk with each pill Here is a great example of a story which illustrates the real concern with using […]

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