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  • As wholesome as grapefruit and other citrus fruits are, you'll want to discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor — if you consume opioids for pain relief. Ironically grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with oxycodone and can lead to unwanted side effects.

  • Guys, meet Joni. This young lady went to school and goes to work every day just like everyone else did and does. She also lives with chronic back and spine pain (just like everyone else here too, right?). We are here to get the dirt (pun intended) on why the holistic way of life is considered the better way, in this fit farmer's opinion.

  • The U.S. has spent over $20 billion in emergency department and inpatient care for opioid poisonings —so no wonder why doctors are cautious. It still leaves chronic back pain patients who aren't abusing the system, who actually need pain relief with nowhere to turn. Is there a way to make it fair? We are not sure. What we can do is take a walk inside the emergency room doors and find out what it's really like for a chronic back pain patient to find pain relief.

  • A recent study reveals that 93 percent of chronic pain patients prefer cannabidiol products over opioids for their pain relief needs. It could be that 100 people die every 24 hours in the United States alone from opioid-related deaths, according to reports from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Here are the details.

  • What if there was a way to find out what medications work for your body and your specific back or spine condition. Well, Kinney Drugs is offering a new test. With a quick cheek swab, doctors can get a patient's DNA profile. This gives them that much more information when writing prescriptions, especially with opioids.

  • For the first time, a digital pill has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Equipped with an embedded sensor, it alerts your doctors when your medication has been taken. This technology is intended to help limit threatening emergencies that can transpire when patients skip their medication, however, it may raise some privacy concerns.

  • While around 25 percent of the population goes burdened by uncontested signs of intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration, there still is no sign of an effective treatment. What we need is a safe solution to treat chronic back pain without the chance of addiction or overdose, which is where CBD comes into play.

  • Could Beer be the New Painkiller?
    October 29, 2017 | Videos

    Maybe —maybe not, but you guys have to watch this. According to scientists at the University of Greenwich and Australia's Channel 9 News, drinking two beers is a more effective way to ease pain rather than taking codeine or paracetamol.

  • When she couldn't go to work, Amanda decided to get checked out in the emergency room at her local hospital. Chronic pain from her lower back led to severe muscle spasms in her neck, which caused a terrible migraine. While there, ER doctors ran a 9-panel test on her — a drug test that examines a specimen for the presence of nine different substances. The results shocked her.

  • In part two of three in the, "I Passed My Drug Test & Lost My Script" series, we will be exploring how negative stigmas and lab error can negatively impact your odds of getting cut off pain management.

  
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