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Back Pain: Top Organizations Recommend Against Opioids

Back Pain: Top Organizations Recommend Against Opioids
Bottom Line: At last, many top healthcare organizations are taking a stand against the prescription of opioids for treating back pain. The American Pain Society, Harvard Health, and the American College of Physicians have all recommended that people suffering from back pain seek conservative care options, such as Chiropractic, before taking any medications. What’s more, their stance is supported ...
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Are Prescription Drugs Really Helping?

Are Prescription Drugs Really Helping?
In the world of traditional medicine, the only way to help people deal with health issues is typically with drugs or surgery. Today, for more and more Americans, taking prescription drugs is the only way that they know, to “feel better”. Every day we watch hundreds of television commercials that normalize this drug-dependent way of life. However, we must ask ourselves, how much good are these drug...
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Salmon Found To Be Flooded With Drugs

Salmon Found To Be Flooded With Drugs
Many health-aware Americans have been told of the dangers in food, including salmon. They have been educated on the health concerns of farmed salmon given its contaminants like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins, and several chlorinated pesticides. They have also learned that toxic contaminants from oceans can still harm the wild fish as well. But what many weren’t prepared for was salmon f...
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No Quick Fix: Opioids Ineffective for Lower Back Pain

Although the drugs can have some short-term effects, opioid-based painkillers such as oxycodone and Percocet have largely minimal effects on chronic lower back pain unrelated to other injuries, according to researchers.  The causes for lower back pain not linked to an injury or other condition can be difficult to determine, according to doctors, and the evidence that opioid drugs, or any others, a...
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