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alternative therapy

More Medical Educators And Researchers Explore Alternatives To Opioids For Pain

Pain Relief Without Opioids IS Possible All too often I write about the heartbreaking, heinous and important statistics associated with the opioid epidemic. However, I’m going to kick this New Year and new decade off by sharing some good news that is coming out of our medical colleges which will […]

chiropractic

A Highly Accessible Method Effective In Managing Lower Back Pain Without Opioids

I want to talk about chiropractic care. Chiropractic is a drug-free approach to pain relief and pain management. The American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends the use of non-invasive, drug-free treatments such as Chiropractic care, first for chronic and acute lower back pain. Additionally, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) encourages […]

overdose deaths

Some Americans Will Suffer Holidays That Feels As War-Torn As 1941

The US is involved in a deadly conflict. As I write this article on the anniversary of the U.S. involvement in WWII, I can’t help but recognize that our country is in the midst of another and perhaps equally deadly war. We are in an internal conflict that has, in […]

opioid epidemic

Thankful For Lawsuits And Arrests

We’re starting to see a little light in the Opioid Crisis tunnel. No one will be doing a happy dance despite the fact that the Sackler family is being pursued legally for their role in fueling the worldwide opioid epidemic. But, it is a step in the right direction for […]

depression

Wake Up To Connection Between Depression And Opioid Use

Mental health and the opioid crisis are intertwined. Fall ushered in the chilling winds of change along with Depression Awareness and Mental Health Awareness month. As a consultant to local and national opioid task forces, I am aware that both mental health disorders and the opioid crisis are intertwined. Research […]

chronic pain

A Medical System That Doesn’t Know How To Put An End To The Pain They Cause

How do we change an entire medical system? That’s the question that occurs to me when thinking about how our medical schools teach prospective doctors how to prescribe pills but don’t teach them how to help patients get off the pills they are prescribed. Our medical institutions are responsible for […]

opioids

Another Plea To Parents To Educate Children About Opioids

When I was a teenager, my parents warned me about the dangers of drinking alcohol before I was 21. They warned me about using marijuana and other drugs. The greatest concern of parents back then was that their kid would become an alcoholic or, through the use of marijuana, would […]