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Drugs and Pain Control

Drugs used to control pain range from mild, over-the-counter (OTC) preparations, such as paracetamol, to potent general anesthetics. The aim of this post is to teach you about the basics so you can differentiate between Non-opioid analgesics, antipyretics, and NSAIDs.

Is Medical Marijuana Addictive?

As more and more states legalize marijuana for medicinal use to qualified patients, one of the questions asked “Is medical marijuana addictive?” With opiate medications being highly addictive if abused with significant risks of overdose and withdrawal, it is important to either confirm marijuana having addictive qualities or to refute the notion. The answer is that medical marijuana may have a psychological dependence but it does not produce a physiologic dependence so therefore not a true addiction.

How Well Does Treatment Work for Degenerative Disc Disease?

Most patients with degenerative disc disease get better without needing interventional procedures or surgery. This article discusses the nucleoplasty procedure for degenerative disc disease in patients suffering either from back pain by itself or potentially those with back pain and radiculopathy. Often times simply watchful waiting will allow the symptoms to improve, at other times physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, and other forms of aerobic exercise may improve disc symptoms.

What Is Tennis Elbow And How Can You Eliminate The Pain It Causes?

Many people suffering from elbow pain often ask what is tennis elbow and how can I get rid of the pain it’s causing? People who never play tennis can develop tennis elbow.

Wheat Bags and Heat Pads Used for Heat Therapy Can Help With Sciatica Pain

If you’ve ever felt pain that starts in your lower back and creeps down below your knee by way of the thigh, then you know you’ve hit the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in your body. The roots of this nerve start within the lumbar area at the base of the spine and stretches through the buttocks down to just under the knee. Using a microwave wheat bag or heat pad can be an effective method to relieve the pain with heat therapy.

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