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Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

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Specialist in Pain Management and Spine Rehabilitation

Opioid Refuges Struggle to Find Help

Recently, a man called with a sound of desperation in his voice. He was very concerned about his 72 year old wife that was just told that her doctor will be leaving the country. This doctor had been prescribing opioids to her for years in order to treat a painful condition. The amount of opioids was staggering: 1200 per month of 30mg Oxycodone... Read moreChevron

posted 10/25/2014, comments (0)|
Karen Lee Richards

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

Good News! Fibro-Fog Does Not Lead to Alzheimer's

One of the most frustrating symptoms most fibromyalgia patients experience is fibro-fog. Fibro-fog is the name we use to describe a variety of cognitive impairments such as forgetfulness, memory lapses, an inability to concentrate,... Read moreChevron

Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

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Specialist in Pain Management and Spine Rehabilitation

Pain Medications that Can Cause Mood Instability

Chronic pain can make you irritable, depressed and anxious. But did you know that some medications commonly used to treat pain can cause mood instability too? In fact, the mood instability can become so intense that a person experiencing this may start to contemplate suicide as an option. Yes, chronic pain can cause suicidal thoughts,... Read moreChevron

posted 10/12/2014, comments (0)|
Mariepi

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The war on drug and the war on PAIN !

I am tired and feed up to see every day in newspapers and online that the rate of suicide by opiates and prescription drugs are higher and higher.
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Dr. Charles Wilcox

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Managing Chronic Pain with Over-the-Counter Medicine: What You Need to Know

by Charles Melbern Wilcox, MD

 

I recently treated a patient in her 30’s who suffered from chronic headaches, but also had developed a history of ulcers due to her excessive use of over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The patient’s headaches were never completely controlled, and even... Read moreChevron

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