Follow-Up to Proposed Pain Care Policy Changes
June 12, 2019
Final Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations Earlier this year, the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Task Force) released a draft report for […]
How Vitamin D and Calcium Work Together For Strong Bones
June 5, 2019
What you eat has a direct impact on your overall health, and more specifically, the health of your bones. Two nutrients in particular – Calcium and Vitamin D – work […]
Daily Exercise – How Much Should You Be Getting?
May 31, 2019
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), “regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases.” Not to mention, daily […]
Orthopedic Surgeons Seek Opioid-Alternatives For Pain Management
May 28, 2019
Recently, there has been a push in the orthopedic community to “investigate and explore alternative strategies to keeping patients comfortable after surgery,” according to Nady Hamid, MD, of the Shoulder […]
Can Dietary Ingredients Actually Improve Pain?
May 23, 2019
A recent editorial accompanied by a series of articles by Pain Medicine, took a look at current practices that the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) utilizes to help their […]
Sprains Versus Strains – What’s the Difference?
May 21, 2019
Sprains and strains are common injuries, and while you may think they’re the same type of injury because they present with many of the same signs and symptoms, they actually […]
Avoid Back Injury With Proper Lifting Techniques
May 14, 2019
Estimates reveal that up to 80% of the population will experience an episode of back pain at some point in their life, and up to one third of the population […]
Is There A Better Predictor for Knee Osteoarthritis?
May 7, 2019
A simple physical exam may help identify patients at risk for worsening knee osteoarthritis, based on the results of a recent study lead by Yuanyuan Wang, MD, PhD and her […]
US Veteran Finds Portable Drug-Free Pain Management
April 29, 2019
Kathy served in the Navy for 10 years and is now a disabled veteran. She has been going to the VA for Rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and chronic pain syndrome […]
Opioid Exposure Adversely Affecting First Responders: A Case Report
April 25, 2019
The ongoing opioid crisis has caused an increase in drug-related overdose deaths over the past few years. In addition to destroying the lives of the opioid users and their families, […]