Tag: pain therapy

Exercise and Acetaminophen: Tools for Your Patients’ Pain Treatment Toolbox

Despite all our good intentions to alleviate our patients’ chronic pain symptoms and improve their quality of life, there are many challenges in the way. We have limited time to interact with each individual, and frequently, insurance does not cover the ideal multidisciplinary approach. Adding to these obstacles is the significant increase in prescriptions medications… Read more »

Pain Medications: How Long is Too Long?

Revised by Kevin L. Zacharoff, MD December 2015 There are many different types of pain medications available to help healthcare providers treat patients with chronic pain. Depending on the specific medication, they can be obtained by prescription or are available over-the-counter (OTC). Pain medications provide an important component of most treatment plans intended to relieve… Read more »

The Logic of Pain Management

The arbitration of pain, one of the human body’s natural defense mechanisms, and alleviation of patient suffering present an interesting clinical challenge for the clinician. There are few medical conditions where the input of the patient is as crucial to the desired outcome of therapy as that of the clinician. Indeed, most common ailments appropriately… Read more »

Cox-2 Inhibitors: Popular Yet Controversial Drugs

An article for patients If you are among the estimated 50 million Americans living with chronic pain, then you are probably familiar with coxibs. Coxibs is the abbreviation for cyclooxygenase inhibitors. They belong to the family of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) of which aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), and naproxen (Aleve) are the most well known…. Read more »