Items Tagged ‘pain’

Ask the Doctors - Can acupuncture ease the pain of tennis elbow?

August 21, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can acupuncture ease the pain of tennis elbow?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I have played tennis for many years, but have been unable to play over the last year, due to tennis elbow.  Does acupuncture help with tennis elbow? Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, is a tendon inflammation at the elbow.  You don’t have to play tennis to develop the condition, but the specific motion […]

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Tags: acupuncture, Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, lateral epicondylitis, pain, tennis elbow


Ask the Doctors - Could marijuana ease my chronic back pain?

March 20, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Could marijuana ease my chronic back pain?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I try not to use opioids for my chronic back pain, but I’m finding myself turning to them more often. Could marijuana help? Dear Reader: Pain is one of most difficult aspects of medicine to understand. No one can actually feel the pain of another person, but we can see the suffering that […]

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Tags: anti inflamatory, cbd, Chronic Pain, codeine, decrease inflammation, Dr. Robert Ashley, hydrocodone, immune system, marijuana, morphine, muscle spasms, opioids


Ask the Doctors - Should I take CoQ10 with my statin?

March 5, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should I take CoQ10 with my statin?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: Many doctors in my area recommend CoQ10 in conjunction with statin drugs to reduce or eliminate muscle pain. It has worked for my wife, and we have heard lots of anecdotal evidence from friends who use it. What’s the evidence behind the use of CoQ10 with statins? Dear Reader: First, let’s take a […]

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Tags: acute kidney failure, atherosclerosis, coenzyme, CoQ10, Dr. Robert Ashley, heart attacks, lower cholesterol levels, muscle, pain, pain management, statin, strokes


Ask the Doctors - Does outlook on life affect lifespan?

March 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does outlook on life affect lifespan?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: Does outlook really matter when it comes to lifespan, as a recent study suggested? I’m not a wet blanket, but I don’t have a relentlessly sunny disposition either. Dear Reader: Let’s say it’s a gray, cloudy Monday morning. You’re stuck in traffic, listening to the news of another atrocity in some distant land. […]

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Tags: Annals of Behavioral Medicine, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Dr. Robert Ashley, happiness, heart disease, infection rates, kidney failure, life span, mortality benefits, optimism


Ask the Doctors - Should my family be worried about rare, polio-like illness?

March 2, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should my family be worried about rare, polio-like illness?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I’ve been reading about a new illness that’s a lot like polio and is making children in parts of the country very sick. What is it, and should my family and I be worried? You’re referring to acute flaccid myelitis, also known as AFM, a rare neurological disease that affects the spinal cord. […]

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Tags: acute flaccid myelitis, AFM, blood samples, bronchitis, cancer, coldlike symptoms, diarrhea, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, facial drooping, fever, kids


Codeine isn't safe for kids. Here's how doctors can ease pain instead

December 7, 2017

Codeine isn’t safe for kids. Here’s how doctors can ease pain instead

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Five years ago the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared codeine unsafe for treating post-surgical pain in children, such as surgery to remove the tonsils or adenoids. But years later, some doctors still prescribe codeine for children, a potentially dangerous practice, says Dr. Nina Shapiro, director of pediatric otolaryngology at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Codeine […]

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Tags: acetaminophen, codeine, Dr. Nina Shapiro, ibuprofen, oxycodone, pain, pain management, pain medication, tonsillectomy, tonsils


previous fracture of cpine in an accident 45 years ago.  Recent fracture of vertebral body due to running and/or accidental kick by psychotic patient

October 31, 2016

previous fracture of cpine in an accident 45 years ago. Recent fracture of vertebral body due to running and/or accidental kick by psychotic patient

By mr8418 mr8418

To anyone who has ever suffered with a vertebral fracture, you know the pain is unrelenting, radiating, disabling and painful beyond belief. My original injury was due to a fall from an amusement park ride back in the 70s. After nearly a decade, I was back to skiing, running and playing sports. 30 years later […]

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Tags: Dr. Carol Mangione, morphine, opiates, oxycontin, pain, patient stories, spinal fractures, surgery, vertebral fracture


Opioid pain medication: How to protect yourself from addiction and overdose

July 22, 2016

Opioid pain medication: How to protect yourself from addiction and overdose

By uclahealth uclahealth

In June, autopsy results were released for music icon Prince, who was found dead April 21 at his Minneapolis-area home. The results confirmed Prince died of an overdose of fentanyl, a powerful prescription painkiller that’s part of the opioid family. Sadly, Prince was just the latest victim in the growing opioid epidemic. In 2014, almost […]

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Tags: acute pain, addiction, addiction medicine, Anxiety, arthritis, chronic back pain, dependence, depression, Dr. Keith Heinzerling, fentanyl, fibromyalgia, medication