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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • “I Passed My Drug Test & Lost My Script”
    October 25, 2017 | Articles

    Are you wondering why you passed a drug test, and your doctor is now threatening to cut you off from pain management? If you have a relatively low dose and a high metabolic rate, you may have 'used up' and passed them before testing. Find out all you need to know in this three-part series.

  • Opiates suppress our central nervous systems by themselves. When you add alcohol into the mix, which is a depressant like prescription painkillers, you are literally drinking yourself to death. So, watch out for a deadly combination —opiates and alcohol.

  • Pain Relief & Addiction: A Catch 22
    October 2, 2017 | Articles

    Any form of opioid medication taken to ease your back pain has the potential for addiction or even death from an overdose. Learn how to not become, the accidental addict.

  

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