New research provides evidence that common drugs used to treat back pain may be leading to more chronic pain.
Yet, there is the human desire to KNOW what is going on inside our bodies. There are also costs to knowing that you have a disc protrusion, or osteoarthritis, or degenerative disc disease.
It was always stupid to make alcohol ubiquitous during the pandemic. In the early days of the pandemic, two things shocked and dismayed me above other dim-witted responses to the virus: the CDC failing to promote early masking, and public health officials and politicians tripping over themselves to make alcohol more available than ever. Liquor stores […]
Lower back pain is a scourge, with many sufferers turning to opioids in an attempt to manage their symptoms. Promoting chiropractic care might reduce short and long-term use of opioid medications. Lower back pain is arguably the most burdensome public health problem on a global scale, COVID-19 aside. In terms of years lived with disability and prevalence […]
Lower back pain is incredibly prevalent across the globe, with some estimates in the scientific literature showing 80% or more of the human population experiencing lower back pain at some point in our lives. The global burden of disease places lower back pain (LBP) as the leading cause for years lived with disability at the […]
Omicron has shown cracks in the global public health system. Travel bans do not advance public health interests and may hide life-saving science.