If You’re Prone to Pain, Beware of Caffeine

If You’re Prone to Pain, Beware of Caffeine

by Dmitry M. Arbuck, M.D. Commentary written for the Carmel Current paper, Carmel, IN I want to make a case against caffeine. I don’t want to anger all the Starbucks lovers, but everybody needs to know that caffeine is one of the major offenders associated with pain,...
Painstipation Awareness and Treatment

Painstipation Awareness and Treatment

New Survey Reveals Big Challenge For Patients Suffering From Opioid-Induced Constipation; Medications Often Don’t Work Quickly Enough To Relieve Symptoms September 7, 2017 Salix Pharmaceuticals Bring Awareness to ‘Painstipation’ The 100 million Americans living with...
Controlling Cancer Pain Part 3

Controlling Cancer Pain Part 3

Non-medical treatments for pain Non-medical treatments may be used along with pain medicine, though they can also be used alone for mild pain or discomfort. Some people find they can take a lower dose of pain medicine when they also use non-medical treatments. These...
Why We Have Pain & How We Kill It

Why We Have Pain & How We Kill It

Hank  from the Science Show explaining the biochemistry of pain — how it works, why we have it, and how painkillers, whether they’re over the counter or heavy-duty prescription bad boys, make the pain go...
Controlling Cancer Pain Part 2

Controlling Cancer Pain Part 2

Facts about Pain Medications in Cancer Pain Treatment Medicines used to relieve pain The type of medicine and the way the medicine is given depend on the type and cause of pain. For example, chronic pain is best relieved by methods that deliver a steady dose of pain...