Entries by LMatthews

Synthetic Marijuana – Safe for Neck Pain?

Data shows that emergency department visits involving synthetic marijuana have more than doubled in recent years. Could this prompt yet more states to alter legislation, especially as those states where medical cannabis has been legalised have reported lower levels of opioid overdose deaths? Due to growing disenchantment with so-called BigPharma, many people are turning to […]

Shoulder and Neck Pain Relief with Botox in Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Botox injections have long been used to relax muscles that are associated with frown lines and deep wrinkles, and such injections have also been found helpful in treating neck pain, headaches, and other types of pain connected to underlying muscles tension. Myofascial pain is a condition where muscle pain and stiffness are typically centred on […]

NSAIDs Double the Risk of Dangerous Blood Clots

Using NSAIDs to manage chronic neck pain could almost double your risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism, according to new research published in the journal Rheumatology. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a popular prescription and over-the-counter remedy for relief of inflammation and pain but these drugs are far […]

Smoking is Terrible for Neck Pain – Here are 5 Top Tips to Help Yourself Quit

Smoking not only leads to wrinkles it also makes you much more likely to suffer from neck pain. This is because smoking impairs blood circulation, tissue oxygenation and nourishment, causes dehydration, depletes vitamin C and other antioxidant nutrients, increases the risk of cancerous growths in the neck, and even adversely affects bone metabolism.

Medical Marijuana for Chronic Neck Pain – Reducing the Risk of Opioid Overdose

States in the US that allow access to medical marijuana have lower rates of fatal opioid overdoses than those where cannabis is still illegal, according to new research looking at the use of the herb for chronic pain. Writing in the JAMA Internal Medicine, Marcus Bachhuber, MD, noted that many people report dissatisfaction with opioids […]