Medical Marijuana to Treat Back Pain

Medical Marijuana to Treat Back Pain


The popularity of medical marijuana is on the rise. More than ever before, marijuana is being used as an alternative treatment for a host of medical conditions—both physical and emotional. When it comes to chronic pain, osteoarthritis, back pain, medical marijuana is now being recommended by some physicians and

Double Hip & Knee Replacements: The Pros & Cons

Double Hip & Knee Replacements: The Pros & Cons


A single hip or knee replacement can be stressful enough. But what happens when you need both done? Is it better to get both joints replaced at once? Or is it safer to stage your replacements, building-in recovery time? For those who've been diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis in both joints,

5 Red Flags to Watch Out For After Back Surgery

5 Red Flags to Watch Out For After Back Surgery


Everyone knows back surgery is scary but what doesn't get as much airtime is how anxiety-filled recovery can be. It's tough to know what to expect after back surgery and whether the symptoms you're experiencing are just part of plain ol' recovery or cause for concern. As your body heals

What Pain Can I Expect After Back Surgery?

What Pain Can I Expect After Back Surgery?


Do you have spondylosis, a bulging disc, stenosis, scoliosis, or chronic back pain? Considering back/spine surgery to treat your condition? Read on to learn how much pain to expect after surgery. When you've got chronic back pain, the thought of going through a procedure that will temporarily cause more

Can a Chiropractor Treat Your Herniated Disc & Pain?

Can a Chiropractor Treat Your Herniated Disc & Pain?


Could a chiropractor help your herniated disc pain? A lot of people are fearful of chiropractors and it's understandable. The "pops" and "cracks" can be irksome and when you're already in pain, the idea of having your body manipulated can be very scary. However, before you shut down the idea

Why Your Physician is Withholding Pain Medication

Why Your Physician is Withholding Pain Medication


More than 1 in 3 people in the US have chronic or severe pain and have been prescribed prescription pain medication. For many people with chronic pain, taking prescribed pain medication is a necessity for daily living. So what happens when this pain medicine becomes limited or taken away all

How to Sleep with Chronic Pain

How to Sleep with Chronic Pain


We've mentioned before that there's a vicious cycle between pain and emotional health. In other words, many patients with chronic pain are also depressed and depression make pain worse. Similarly, those who live with pain usually have trouble sleeping. In turn, poor sleep contributes to pain and pain makes sleeping

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