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Taking Your Opiates on Vacation

(As published on National Pain Report) Summer travel and vacation season is coming up. Many of my patients are looking forward to getting away. If you are a chronic pain patient, planning a vacation has an extra level of complexity and potential hassle: managing your medications, particularly your opiates (there is a difference between opioid, […]

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My Opinion on Obamacare

I have been getting a lot of questions recently from patients about how I feel about Obamacare. My position on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), as ‘Obamacare’ is formally called, does not come from a political point of view. Rather, it developed pragmatically by my work as a physician in private practice and formerly in emergency departments; and […]

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Got Shoulder Pain?

Raise your hand if you have shoulder pain and would like to try a new treatment. Ouch! For some people, simply trying to raise their hands above shoulder level is a painful experience. A common cause of this type of pain is from shoulder impingement syndrome.  If you are experiencing pain in one of your […]

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New Year, New Exercises?

I saw it today: the article in the local newspaper featuring the “squatting arm pull”. Almost as inevitable as the “this year I get back in shape” resolutions, are the pieces with new exercises that are supposed to help you fulfill that goal. The problem is that these articles are written by authors who seem […]

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FDA Stops Supplement Maker

FDA Injuction Halts Production of Dietary Supplements The FDA slapped a manufacturer of more than 400 dietary supplements with in injunction permanently halting production of its entire product line.  This severe penalty was levied for having ingredients in its products that were not on the label, and for failure to report serious adverse events associated […]

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Where to Find Good Medical Information on the Web

Ads? Free Consultations? Where do you get your medical information? Have you seen all the ads lately from healthcare providers? There are chiropractors advertising treatment for diabetes, autoimmune and thyroid disorders. There are ads for laser treatments for low back pain (FDA Cleared!). There are ads for osteoarthritis featuring “the latest non-surgical treatments”. Some come […]

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Back Pain – Do You Need Surgery?

Back Pain and Back Injuries If you are suffering from back pain or a back injury, you probably are confused about the variety of treatment options: injections, medications, physical therapy, chiropractic, lasers, surgery, traction and acupuncture, to name a few. Which is best for you? At Injury Care Medical Center, we have experience with all […]

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