Treating The Pain of Peripheral Neuropathy

Q: I have moderate to severe neuropathy below both knees and some tingling and numbness in both hands. Exercise exacerbates my condition and my legs can be painful. I need to exercise to lose weight and manage my diabetes and blood pressure. I'm concerned about taking gabapentin due to it can cause nerve damage with [...]

5 Tips To Help You Manage Your Medications

The next time you visit your doctor you’ll most likely leave with a prescription in hand. For every ailment there is a recommended treatment. Whether it’s an antibiotic to treat an infection, a statin to control cholesterol, or even a simple daily aspirin to reduce the risk of heart attack, we take these medications and [...]

Is Your Medication The Root Of Your Chronic Pain?

5 Pills That Might Be Hurting You By Julia Westbrook Article reprinted from, Jan/2015 It's time to stop ignoring the aches and pains and finally live a healthy life. More Americans are suffering from chronic pain than have diabetes, according to a panel of researchers at the National Institutes of Health. While 29 million [...]

Understanding the Risks of OTC Painkillers

5 Problems With Over-the-Counter Painkillers By Emily Mann Article reprinted from Pills you pop every day could be causing serious damage in the long run. Aspirin is hailed as a miracle drug, and there's not a person among us who hasn't popped an ibuprofen or acetaminophen to deal with achy joints or a crushing [...]

Can Antibiotics Cure Your Chronic Back Pain?

Scientists at the University of Southern Denmark say, “Maybe.” New research indicates that 20 to 40 percent of all chronic, lower back pain is caused by bacterial infection and that treating this infection with an extended course of antibiotics can help many patients avoid back surgery. As a physician who cares for patients with chronic [...]

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Warning – Benefits, Risks and Options

A new study on hormone replacement published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and reported in The Washington Post, entitled "Study Issues Hormone-Therapy Warning” (5/29/2012) has sounded –again—the perennial alarm on hormone replacement therapy. The controversial U.S. Preventative Task Force determined that hormone replacement in postmenopausal women showed an increase risk of heart disease, stroke, [...]

Non-Surgical Joint and Arthritis Pain Options: Harness Your Body’s Natural Healing Power

Suffer from sprains, strains or arthritis pain? Here’s why you should consider prolotherapy. What is Prolotherapy? Prolotherapy, which is short for "proliferative therapy," is a sophisticated, but minimally invasive, method of Regenerative Injection Therapy where natural solutions, such as high concentration dextrose, are delivered to areas of injury to restart and maximize the body's own [...]

8 Tips to Help You Manage Your Medication

Are you fully aware of the risks of your medications? A recent study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, revealed that four commonly used drugs, namely: Warfarin (Coumadin), Insulin injections, Oral anti-platelet injections (including aspirin) and Oral hypoglycemic agents (oral diabetes medications) cause two- thirds of the drug-related emergency hospitalizations in older adults [...]