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FAQ About Opioids and Addiction

For those looking for answers about opioids and opioid addiction, here’s what you should know–from what they are, how they work, to possible risks.

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10 Medications That Can Cause Pain

Sometimes muscle or joint pain isn’t the result of injury. Instead, it may be a side effect of certain medications.

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An FAQ About Noisy Joints

Do you hear a crack, snap and pop when move your limbs or turn your head and wonder why? The reason may surprise you.

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Diagnosing Muscle Pain

Sometimes muscle pain is more than just soreness after exercising. If you suspect something might be wrong, here’s what you should do.

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Music Therapy May Help Relieve Pain

Hospitals are now employing therapists to guide patients on a musical journey that can greatly reduce suffering and promote healing.

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Joint Replacement Surgery Can Damage Nerves

Following joint replacement surgery, the expectation is for optimal success which means no pain, full use of the joint and return to normal activities. Most of the time, these expectations are met. An unfortunate few do not experience good results af...

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How to Get Off Opioid Pills

Suddenly discontinuing the use of opioid pills can cause discomfort and stress. Here’s how you can stop using them safely.

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Living with Arthritis Pain

If you have arthritis pain, here are some big no-nos that you need to avoid.

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Chronic Lower Back Pain: Triggers and Treatments

Have you experienced intense back pain lately? If so, here’s what you need to know to treat or avoid back pain flare-ups.

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Knee Arthritis Injections

While steroid injections may help alleviate knee pain, they also can lead to complications. Now there is an alternative: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.