FDA Warns About Dangers of Epidural Steroid Injections for Back Pain. Must Read Before Taking These Harmful Steroid

by Elisabeth Leamy The Food and Drug Administration has just issued what’s called a “Medwatch Alert” warning that Epidural steroid injections or “ESIs” for back and neck pain can be extremely dangerous. The alert says: “Injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space of the spine may result in rare but serious adverse events, including loss of vision, stroke,…

33 Surprising Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia. Some Of Them We Never Notice

Fibromaygia/Chronic Pain    By; Paige Wyant Editor’s note: Any medical information included is based on a personal experience. For questions or concerns regarding health, please consult a doctor or medical professional. Fibromyalgia is a chronic illness most commonly known for causing widespread pain, fatigue and brain fog. However, the disease is complex – it can cause a multitude of symptoms and is often accompanied by comorbid…

Steer Clear of Steroid Injections if You Have Osteoarthritis of the Hip!

Posted on December 5, 2017 in Diseases & Conditions, Other with 8 Comments By Staff. If you have osteoarthritis and have received steroid injections in the hip, you have a significantly greater likelihood of bone death and collapse compared to control groups, says research presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Steroid injections in addition to anesthetics are…

Your Wife Has Fibromyalgia? Here are 25 Ways to Support Her

By Dr. Sarah Wilson  –   If your loved one has fibromyalgia, it is difficult to understand exactly what they were going through unless you’ve experienced it by yourself. They likely require much more time sleeping or resting than you and may not feel up to going out very often. Fibromyalgia can also inhibit a…

15 Memes That Perfectly Describe Living With a Chronic Illness During the Holidays

The holidays are an exciting and joyful time for many, but for those with chronic illness, they can be the cause of some extra stress and frustration. Trying to manage all of life’s normal responsibilities is challenging enough, but throw in a chronic illness (or several) and the bustle of the holidays, and it can get a bit overwhelming. Struggling…

Spinal Disorders May Cause Neurogenic Bladder Disorder or Dysfunction

   Written by Stewart G. Eidelson, MD Spinal disorders or injuries that cause nerve compression or damage may cause Neurogenic Bladder Disorder (NBD); also termed Bladder Dysfunction. NBD means the patient has problems with urination. The term neurogenic refers to the nerve tissues that supply and stimulate an organ or muscle to function properly. In the…

The Apology I Owe My Patients With Fibromyalgia

I have an apology to make. I’d like to apologize to all the patients I saw in my years working in urgent care who had chronic pain due to fibromyalgia or autoimmune disease. I’d like to apologize for not knowing, understanding, and in some cases not even believing what you were going through. You see, in physician assistant school,…

The Lymphatic System And Chronic Pain Management

How does fibromyalgia affect the lymphatic system? Chronic pain management techniques are called for when lymphatic stagnation exacerbates our fibromyalgia pain. We like to focus on the less invasive remedies for any lymphatic involvement, because if you are living with fibromyalgia, you already have enough side effects from the condition itself. When pain, tension and…

Suicides: Associated with non-consented Opioid Pain Medication Reductions

Suicides: Associated with non-consented Opioid Pain Medication Reductions 2015–2017 1. Phillip Kuykendall from Statesville, North Carolina was a 63 yr old man, an active member of society and hobbyist whose doctor refused to prescribe medication for his pain disease. After a stay in hospital near Statesville where he went to have his pain disease assessed, he was discharged with…

FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom

By MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health  Evan Rachel Wood says sexual assault allegations in the news are making her PTSD worse © The Associated Press FILE – In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, kratom capsules are displayed in Albany, N.Y. Federal health authorities on Tuesday, Nov. 14, are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death…