3 Ways Improving Your Sleep Cycle Can Help Prevent Chronic Pain

If you are living with chronic pain, you likely have an idea of what triggers your pain. Often these are certain foods, activities, or even feelings like stress or anxiety. However, there is one trigger that often gets overlooked: sleep. Simply put, your sleep has a direct impact on your pain levels. First, let us …

Metastatic Breast Cancer, Part I

In the minds of many, the diagnosis of metastatic cancer is often equated with suffering, pain, and death. Today, though the median overall survival is slightly over three years, and ranges from a few months to many years. In fact, the five-year survival rate for all types of cancer has improved to 65%. Our guest …

Benzodiazepine

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome, Part I

It’s been called the benzodiazepine injury syndrome. Patients who stop using benzodiazepines may not go through a simple, acute withdrawal process. Instead, 10-15% of patients may experience a new, unexplained illness, leading to severe and disabling symptoms. Carrie Silvernail, our first guest shares her five and a half year battle with this protracted withdrawal syndrome. …

6 Home Remedies to Alleviate Stress

There are many unavoidable sources of stress in our fast-paced society today. With pressures from work, relationships, and family, it is almost impossible to steer clear of stress. However, poor stress management is the precursor for many negative health problems like hypertension, type 2 diabetes, depression, stroke, and high blood pressure. This calls for a …

Epidural Interventions in the Management of Chronic Spinal Pain

Epidural Interventions in the Management of Chronic Spinal Pain: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Comprehensive Evidence-Based Guidelines Background: Chronic spinal pain is the most prevalent chronic disease with employment of multiple modes of interventional techniques including epidural interventions. Multiple randomized controlled trials (RCTs), observational studies, systematic reviews, and guidelines have been published. The recent …

Review of the Current State of Urine Drug Testing in Chronic Pain: Still Effective as a Clinical Tool and Curbing Abuse, or an Arcane Test?

buy amoxicillin online https://bethanyhealthcare.org/wp-content/languages/new/amoxicillin.html generic medication Regardless of experience or training background, physicians and healthcare providers can much more adequately assess opioid therapy with the aid of Urine Drug Testing, which often requires confirmatory testing by a laboratory for clinical and therapeutic prescribing decisions. It has become a strongly recommended aspect of pain care with …

Expert Perspective: The Opioid Crisis and COVID-19

The ongoing 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted care provision for patients with pain disorders, as well as those with opioid use disorder. As a result, public health experts have voiced concern that the COVID-19 pandemic may worsen the opioid crisis in the United States, and the populations affected most seriously by both crises …