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Achieving Pain Relief Without Drugs

When chronic pain sets in, most people immediately look in their medicine cabinet or rush to the drugstore. Although, medication usually offers temporary pain management relief, it’s not going to stop the pain or cure what’s causing it. Fortunately, there are many other approaches available that can provide you with better pain management strategies.

Meditation 

There’s a wide variety of meditation practices; some are complex and involve imagery and mantras, while others …

What is Pain Management?

We all experience pain at some point in our lives but for others, chronic pain can be debilitating. Pain management is the medical specialty that caters to the needs of treating all types of pain, including musculoskeletal, spinal and neuropathic pain disorders. With an accurate diagnosis and early intervention, pain management doctors hope to help patients avoid spiraling into a state of chronic pain, or at least reduce the severity of …

You’re Not Alone: Chronic Pain’s Widespread Impact in America

Chronic pain sufferers’ often feel like they are alone, but recent studies discussed below show that an increasing number of people are suffering from chronic pain each day.

Chronic pain is defined by the National Institute of Health as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks, whereas acute pain is a normal sensation that alerts us to possible injury. Chronic pain persists often for months or even longer.

A Nationwide Issue

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, recent market research report …

“Doctor Shopping” Issues Revealed

Doctor shopping is the practice of visiting multiple physicians to obtain multiple prescriptions for otherwise illegal drugs. It’s a common practice of drug addicts and suppliers of drug addicts. A recent study done by HealthDay News showed that one in five patient previously operated on for broken bones or other orthopedic trauma shopped around for additional painkillers after surgery. The use of narcotic painkillers for nonmedical purposes is a serious …