Pain Medications Blog Posts

10 Tips for Taking Opioid Medications

The laws and restrictions surrounding opioid prescriptions can be complex. If you've just been prescribed opioids, follow these tips and guidelines to avoid any complications.

Taking Painkillers? Plan Ahead Before You Travel

Follow these 4 guidelines to prevent medication-related problems when you take a trip.

Understanding Sacroiliac Joint Injections

Our video walk-through can help you visualize what happens during a sacroiliac joint injection.

4 Little-Known Natural Pain Relievers

Finding methods to cope with chronic pain can be frustrating and exhausting. Try these four natural pain relievers to help alleviate some of your symptoms.

Painkillers Can Sometimes Increase Chronic Pain

A patient’s brain changes during long-term use of opioids for chronic pain, which can lead to tolerance and possibly addiction.

Narcotic Drugs for the Treatment of Chronic Pain: A Double Edged Sword

Over the years, the use of narcotic pain killers to treat chronic pain—in particular chronic low back pain—has risen steeply. In the past, usage of narcotics was limited to acute situations of severe pain (i.e. trauma or post-surgical pain) because of the potential risk of addiction.

What Everyone Ought to Know about Pain Management

Managing chronic back pain can be a constant battle, but finding pain management approaches that work for you—and sticking to them—can improve your quality of life.

New Features Make the Spine-Health Forums Easier to Use

The Spine-health Forums offer a great way for those with chronic conditions to interact, and now they’re better than ever.

When the Pain Won't Stop

Chronic benign pain may persist despite a variety of treatments. Learn what you can do to cope.

When Do Epidural Steroid Injections Work for Back Pain?

Epidural steroid injections are most often used to help treat the pain associated with sciatica. Our readers share the many different experiences they have had with this treatment.

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