Opioids May be Appropriate for Chronic Pain

Opioid May be Appropriate for Chronic Pain (Christo – J Law Med Ethics – July 2020) Read the article published by Dr. Christo in the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics in favor of using opioids with chronic pain patients when necessary.

Too Early to Link COVID-19 to Spike in Opioid-Related Deaths, Health Officials Say

It is unlikely that the coronavirus pandemic is responsible for the increase in opioid-related deaths that occurred in Maryland during the first quarter of this year, according to a former secretary of the state’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. From Jan. 1 to March 31, 561 people in Maryland died of opioid-related deaths, according to data …

COVID-19 and NSAIDS: A Narrative Review of Knowns and Unknowns

Abstract Concern about the appropriate role of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in COVID-19 speculate that NSAIDs, in particular ibuprofen, may upregulate the entry point for the virus, the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) 2 receptors and increase susceptibility to the virus or worsen symptoms in existing disease. Adverse outcomes with COVID-19 have been linked to cytokine storm but …

How to Avoid Back Pain While Sitting at the Office

Our bodies were meant to be in an active state the majority of the time. As humans have evolved, we have found easier ways to complete everyday tasks using technology. Although these advancements have created easier and more efficient ways of doing things, they also encourage us to move around less. With this in mind, …

What Is Chronic Pain and How Can it Lead to Addiction?

By Ashley Addiction Treatment Individuals struggling with chronic pain walk a tightrope between obtaining relief from their pain through medications and avoiding potential addiction to the drug itself. It may seem that becoming addicted to opioids for pain relief is a new phenomenon, but there is actually a long history of it. Opiate addiction related …

Why are opioids still given for chronic pain?

This article was originally published on BBC. We all know what it is to feel pain. Acute pain, that is, such as slamming your finger in the door or grazing your knee. Chronic pain is different. It might be triggered by arthritis, an injury to your back or by an operation you never completely recover …

How NeuroFlow Helps Pain Providers Stand Apart from the Competition

NeuroFlow technology includes reimbursable pain scale tracker and opioid risk tools to help measure and manage behavioral health. By Will Crowley Mounting research is pointing to a shift in the medical community when it comes to delivering holistic, integrated care beyond office visits. In all areas of medicine, but especially pain management, care providers are …

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6 Natural Remedies to Treat Migraine

Severe throbbing pain on one side of the head is categorized as migraine, and this pain could be so intense that one’s daily life routine can entirely change. The migraine attacks are often accompanied by nausea and vomiting. However, some other symptoms of migraine include tingling in a leg or arm, visual disturbance, and difficulty …

6th Annual Pain Care for Primary Care

6th Annual Pain Care for Primary Care featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Christo

This Opioids vs Medical Cannabis Debate speakers were introduced by PCPC’s addiction expert, Ed Salsitz: “Up until now PCPC has been cordial and collegial, but now the gloves have come off for The Great Debate! I introduce to you: Johns Hopkins Jabber, Paul Christo, the East Coast Champion vs San Diego Slugger Dave Bazzo, the …