Category: OCTOBER 2019

Faced with an outcry over limits on opioids, authors of CDC guidelines acknowledge they’ve been misapplied

By ANDREW JOSEPH @DrewQJoseph and ED SILVERMAN @Pharmalot APRIL 24, 2019 The authors of influential federal guidelines for opioid prescriptions for chronic pain said Wednesday that doctors and others in the health care system had wrongly implemented their recommendations and cut off patients who should have received pain medication. “Unfortunately, some policies and practices purportedly derived from the guideline have in fact been inconsistent…

Good and Bad Exercises for Low Back Pain

1/15 Lower Back Pain: How Exercise Helps You may feel like resting, but moving is good for your back. Exercises for lower back pain can strengthen back, stomach, and leg muscles. They help support your spine, relieving back pain. Always ask your health care professional before doing any exercise for back pain. Depending on the…

Your Anger Could Be Making Your Pain Worse

AUGUST 08, 2019 When you’re living with ongoing pain, there can be a lot of very good reasons for being upset, frustrated, and downright pissed off. Your pain may be the result of events that were outside of your control, or maybe even somebody else’s fault – like slipping on a wet floor or getting rear-ended while…

Injections for Back Pain Relief

When back pain won’t go away, your doctor will consider all the treatments that could help you, from exercise and physical therapy to medication. Part of that may include injections to ease your back pain and inflammation. These shots usually consist of a steroid and a numbing medicine. Keep in mind that while these shots help some…