Entries by LMatthews

Cannabis-Related Emergency Room Visits Increase – Is it worth the risk for neck pain relief?

Many more American states legalized the use of cannabis for medical concerns like chronic neck pain in 2014, but new research shows that in those states where medical marijuana is legal, visits to the emergency room for cannabis-related crises have increased. The same study also found an overall increase in the use and misuse of […]

Murder Charges Brought Against Pharmacists for Epidural Steroid Fungal Meningitis Cases

The outbreak of fungal meningitis related to contaminated epidural steroid injections has led to murder charges being brought against the pharmacists who produced the fatal products. Over 2012 and 2013, 751 patients are know to have been infected with fungal meningitis after receiving injections of contaminated steroids for neck pain and back pain. Of those […]

Could A Natural Antioxidant, PQQ, Relieve Neck Pain?

A study published in 2012 in the European Journal of Pharmacology suggests that pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), a naturally occurring antioxidant, may offer a nutritional approach to neck pain management after nerve injury. The authors of the study looked at the effects of PQQ on rats with sciatic nerve injury, testing the animals for response to […]

Chronic Pain Malpractice Lawsuits Increasing – Why?

Malpractice lawsuits related to chronic pain management have increased significantly over the past thirty years, according to a recent report presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists 2014 Annual Meeting. The number of people qualified as pain management specialists (anesthesiologists) has also increased, but not enough to meet the needs of a growing group of […]

Needle-Knife Therapy Better than Acupuncture-Cupping for Treating Cervical Spondylosis

A study published in the Chinese medical journal Zhongguo zhen jiu (Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion) in May this year detailed a study which looked at the benefits of needle-knife therapy for neck stiffness and pain relief in cervical spondylosis. The trial compared this treatment with acupuncture-cupping therapy and found needle-knife therapy to be significantly better […]