(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 27, 2016 A Doctor Talks About the Opioid Addiction Epidemic
Before the 1960s and 1970s when pain was regarded as a purely physiological occurrence and before multidisciplinary developed, opioids were often prescribed for relief of pain despite their addictive potential. As problems with addiction and diversion surfaced, regulations were put in place to restrict the use of opioids and tighten their control.
SHARE Sunday, January 3, 2016 Did Your Back "Go Out"? It is Time to Change Your Lifestyle
As I counsel my patients, I quickly realized my lower back pain episodes could be prevented by lifestyle changes, regular exercise, losing weight and stress management. Like my patients, I needed to practice self-management, self-efficacy and self-care. By making a commitment to these practices I have been able to avoid injections, surgery and drugs.