A new study about the effects of cannabis and opioids co-use for treating chronic pain from the University of Houston may have jumped to conclusions. According to one pro-medical marijuana doctor, the literature is missing key information to draw negative correlations between cannabis and pain relief.
Tag: Pain Management
Previous research has shown positive results from virtual reality in terms of treating people’s pain. In this newest study, researchers test the effects of VR-based treatments on patients with pain, hospitalized in a Los Angeles medical center. Read more to find out the results from the study.
In a world where medical marijuana, acupuncture, massage and psychological therapies are considered the most popular alternative pain management methods, virtual reality falls under the radar. But more hospitals in the West are adopting the technology to increase options for chronic pain patients.
Last week, the Iowa Medical Cannabidoil Board voted for and against certain conditions concerning eligibility for medical marijuana use. While opioid dependency and generalized anxiety disorder were rejected, chronic pain was added to the list.
Opioids are still going strong as one of the most common pain treatments, but at least one doctor in Florida has a different philosophy on pain management. In fact, his comprehensive treatment plans don’t require a prescription.
Contrary to popular belief, not all opioids are the enemy. For Canada, the biggest problem is the illicit drug Fentanyl as a result of bad prescription practices with legal painkillers like Oxycontin, revealing the nation’s unpreparedness in dealing with chronic pain at large.
Acupuncture may be popular as an alternative pain therapy, but there are tons of other treatment options that may change the future for the pain management industry. Read more to find out the latest on targeted, minimally invasive pain treatments that show much promise.
ShockWave Therapy has had a variety of uses over the decades. From eliminating kidney stones and promoting tissue healing in burn victims to scar removal and anti-aging treatments, it has both therapeutic and wellness benefits. But health professionals are currently interested in ShockWave Therapy as a way to manage chronic pain.
Desk workers are not the only ones at risk for muscle and joint pain. A new study examines the lifestyle choices, work habits and work-related pain of dentists operating in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Read more to learn more about the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among research participants.
Desks are made for the masses, which is a problem since we all have different needs. But you don’t need all new furniture to have the perfect ergonomic setup. Jon Cinkay from the Hopital for Special Surgery shares his simple tips on tailoring the workstation to the individual.