Tag: pain meds
Opioids Have Ample Evidence of Addiction Risk
Even when take as directed, the opioid medications have “ample evidence of dose-dependent risk.” This is according to an addiction expert speaking at American College of Physicians Internal Medicine conference in 2015. This is a huge concern for doctors who treat patients with pain. Pain is the major reason for presentation to a medical doctor. Think […]Read more
Deaths From Prescription Opioids on the Rise; Choose Chiropractic Instead.
I read medical journals just about every morning. I try to collect useful information and spot trends in healthcare. I pass this information along to the readers via this blog. Most of the time I read the article, pull out the relevant pieces, connect the dots for patients, and relate the information. This time, I […]Read more
Regular NSAID Use Linked to Erectile Dysfunction
I have been telling my patients (male and female) for years that they need to reduce their use of NSAID pain meds. Here is another reason to seriously reconsider the need for these drugs and look at safer alternatives, like safe, efficient chiropractic care. NSAID are the over the counter pain medication like ibuprofin (also […]Read more
Drug Mix-ups Injuring Patients
Oops, the FDA issued an alert about two drugs being mixed up and putting patients at risk. The drugs were risperidon (an antiphyschotic medication used to treat disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar mania) and ropinirole (used to treat restless leg syndrome). The FDA was alerted to 226 mix-ups. The mix-up was due to a systemic […]Read more
Risks of Spinal Surgery Detailed in Research Study
As a population we intrinsically know that surgery has risks. We especially know that major spinal surgery is very risky. You don’t have to go far to find someone who had major spinal surgery and suffered a complication. But talking with individuals about their poor-surgery outcome is not a fair way to judge practice. In […]Read more
Pain Meds Increase Risk of Falls & Fracture
Arthritis pain is common as we age. The years of abuse take a toll on our aging bodies. By the time we are on Medicare, we have joint pain and balance issues. Seniors who use certain common pain medications are at a 7-fold greater risk for falling, and twice as likely to fracture a hip. […]Read more
When will I get better?
Its a fair question When a person has back pain, headaches, or been injured in a auto accident, “When will I get better?” is a fair question. The problem is, the question is very difficult to answer. As a chiropractor who treats many types of acute and chronic pain, I have some idea or estimates […]Read more