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  • To treat degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and other disc issues, physicians ordinarily start with a traditional approach. But, when conventional routes fail to relieve your constant pain, other more innovative approaches, may play a pivotal role in accelerated recovery. So let's find out which therapy prevails —spinal fusion vs. artificial disc replacement (ADR).

  • What You Can Expect: Bone Density Scan
    November 25, 2017 | Articles

    A bone mineral density scan presents a way for your physician to measure the amount of mineral content of your bones usually in preparation for an operation such as artificial disc replacement (ADR). So if your doctor or specialist request a bone density scan, this is what you need to know.

  • 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.

  • Surgery is scary no matter how large or small. Operations always involve risk. So, you prepare for your back or spine procedure. You follow your doctor and surgeon's guidelines with the help of your support system. Your back or spine surgery concludes and hopefully, it was a success. Now what?

  • 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.

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