Former Pro Football Player Mike Alstott Joins The ‘America Starts Talking’ Campaign To Raise Awareness Of Safe Use Of Prescription Opioids And Accidental Overdose Preparedness

The America Starts Talking coalition today announced that former professional football player Mike Alstott is the newest voice in its drive to increase dialogue about safe prescription opioid use and how to respond in an opioid emergency. Moved by his personal experience with prescription opioids as an athlete, his current role as a father and […]

Vitamin D Levels Linked to Chronic, Widespread Pain in Fibromyalgia Patients

Low levels of serum vitamin D were associated positively with patients with fibromyalgia who had chronic, widespread pain, according to the results of a recently published meta-analysis. Researchers used the electronic databases PubMed and Scopus to identify 12 studies that included eight with patients with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia and four studies with patients with […]

Seattle Scientists Developing Non-Addictive Pain Drug

Pain is a devastating health problem.  And of the millions of people who suffer from chronic pain, a large percentage are soldiers, wounded in battle.  “A lot of wounded warriors and veterans are dealing with these issues. They have burn injuries, amputations. Now they’ve come back home and the Army needs to treat them and […]

Chiropractic Care Grows, and Gains Acceptance

The American Chiropractic Association estimates that there will be 80,000 chiropractors in the United States by 2020, up from 58,000 in 2010, with chiropractic colleges graduating about 3,000 new practitioners each year. A 2007 study found that more than 18 million Americans had been treated with spinal manipulation, the core of chiropractic practice, during the […]

Study: How Effective Are Pain Specialists in Improving Quality of Life?

From MD Magazine: “Chronic pain affects around 100 million Americans and treatments can range from prescription drugs to genetic engineering. While pain is typically the primary complaint among patients, their quality of life is often times negatively impacted as well. Beyond treating a patient’s pain symptoms, is there anything else a physician can do to […]