Not long ago, it was a commonly held belief that addiction to drugs and alcohol was a moral failing. It was thought that an addicted person simply lacked the will power and the desire to change. As a result, families fell apart. Prisons filled. People died. That cycle continues, but
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It started as a pain in the mid-back, disassociated from any kind of spinal or muscle soreness that sometimes accompanies strenuous activity. It was a dull ache, off to one side, and it persisted into a dark and rainy night…. I’d heard about kidney stones and thought I might be
Chronic pain without the hope for relief is a reality for too many people. Sadly, the shocking truth is 46 percent of the people suffering from chronic pain never obtain adequate pain relief from conventional medicine therapies such as pharmaceutical pain pills or injection therapy. So where do you turn?
When you hear the word “addict” it likely conjures images of ragged, young people hustling for dollars and sticking needles in their arms. While there is some truth to that stereotype, it’s equally true that older adults are now the largest group seeking treatment for prescription opioids and heroin.
A new year means new resolutions. For arthritis patients—or anyone looking to be smarter about his or her health this year—we asked several Cleveland Clinic experts for their resolution recommendations to overcome pain and increase your function in 2016.
You know how it works: Too much stress prevents you from
Heartburn, constipation, and other digestive tract issues can strike at any age, but some of these problems may become more common in middle age and beyond. Changes in the digestive tract over time, such as in-creased inflammation and gut permeability (leakiness), along with other factors, such as difficulty chewing or
Now that some of the most popular arthritis drugs have been either banned (Vioxx, Bextra) or are under scrutiny (Celebrex) because of potentially deadly side effects, people who suffer from arthritis are looking for nonprescription alternatives to manage their pain. If that’s you, here’s the latest. Arthritis Defined. Osteoarthritis (OA)