When it comes to fighting heroin and the abuse of prescription medications, a potent new painkiller is stirring a debate that has one side fighting to protect the rights of chronic pain patients and the other side trying to fight the war on drugs.
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The neck and shoulder areas are one of the most used parts of your body. The overuse and improper support of the muscles in this region can have an impact in more ways than one.
Pharmaceutical companies are always researching to find the new and improved pain medication. Often times it is within nature where they look for answers. Perhaps the next great break through will come from a little frog from Equador, a sea snail from the Pacific or a deadly spider from Australia.
There has been an increasing awareness of the dangers of abusing prescribed drugs such as opioids. The fears surrounding overdoses of prescribed drugs shocked people worldwide when Michael Jackson suddenly died from a drug overdose given to him by his own personal physician in 2009. The startling loss of such a talented performer at the prime of his life nevertheless has not appeared to cut into the very serious problem of the overprescribing of dangerous drugs. Patients still want the drugs and many physicians are still filling out more and more prescriptions for them.
It is estimated that 75% of Americans are dehydrated. For a country that has ample access to water, it seems difficult to understand. Yet, because of our busy lifestyles it is easy to forget one of our basic needs, which is remaining adequately hydrated. It is an epidemic which effects young and old alike,
It is conceivable that massage can provide effective relief from low back pain. A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests it might indeed alleviate back pain better than traditional approached such as medication, exercise and bed rest.
Acupuncture has been around for centuries, and even the federal government has given it its stamp of approval as a viable treatment for certain kinds of pain. The technique works by inserting fine needles into the skin that stimulate specific nerves on the body known as meridian points.
There has been deepening concerns about abuse of prescription opioids for chronic pain. The treatment for serious chronic pain can become deadlier than the condition, when opioid drugs are abused. People are worried about this and are often searching for natural alternatives to treat chronic pain. New research shows that the mind can be trained to cope effectively with chronic pain.