The United States is facing the worst “man-made epidemic” of opioid abuse in the history of modern medicine, and it is the direct result of poor research and outdated teaching practices, according to a leading pain expert. “There’s been over 200,000 deaths from prescription opioids and many more hundreds of thousands of overdose admissions, and

For many men, low back pain gets better over time, often within a few weeks. Pain control is important, especially early on. Although recent studies have questioned the effectiveness of acetaminophen (Tylenol) for back pain, this over-the-counter mainstay is still worth a try, reports the July 2015┬áHarvard Men’s Health Watch. A review in the medical

In the pantheon of human aches, pains and killer diseases, few might think back pain merits much attention. But, in fact, lower back pain ranks above diabetes and heart disease worldwide when measured according to a common health metrics yardstick known as Years Lived with Disability (YLDs). Low back pain may seem like a problem

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