In part 1, we covered how rampant the pain addiction culture has become. If you missed it, you can read it here. Now, let’s switch gears and talk about solutions. Eliminating Pain A critical concept in pain management is that pain is not an outside...
How Bad is the Problem? About 20 years ago, with one quarter of Americans having chronic pain, the US government declared a war on pain. Unfortunately, it gave physicians absolutely no guidance on how to relieve pain effectively. So, with drug...
Which drugs are COX-2 inhibitors? All NSAIDs, even those not classed specifically as COX-2 inhibitors, can act to inhibit COX-2 in the body (J Rheumatol, 1998; 25: 2298-302; FASEB J, 1998; 12: 1063-73).
COX-2: Still bleeding after all these years
Q About a year ago, I was given a spinal injection for a suspected hernia which has left me with a very painful lower back. Have you come across other people with long-term lower-back pain
My wife has had a bad experience with the drug tramadol (brand name Zydol), featured as your Drug of the Month (WDDTY vol 8 no 10) in January 1998,
Q I have a ganglion cyst on my right wrist that is apparently pressing on a nerve and right over a tendon. It’s too painful to bash with the family bible. I'm due to see a hospital consultant with a view to its being either aspirated or removed.
Q I have been suffering from intense pain in my coccyx for several years. The pain started after a bad epidural and the subsequent therapeutic blood patch, but became infinitely worse after back surgery four years ago. I have sought help from...