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Categories: News| At Piedmont Interventional Pain Care we are committed to the brave men and women of the armed forces. It is an honor to serve those who serve our country and to provide the highest level of care for their pain management needs. We extend our gratitude to all active and retired service members [...]

Tennis Elbow 'Treatments' Bring Little Relief: Study

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THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Treatments for "tennis elbow" are generally ineffective, researchers say, but don't despair: The painful condition will usually clear up on its own. Each year, approximately 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with tennis elbow -- inflammation caused by overuse of the tendons in the forearm. The condition can affect anyone [...]

Trying to Get the New Shingles Vaccine? Join the Crowd

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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For weeks, Donna Greene got the brush-off when she asked the pharmacist about getting her second dose of Shingrix, the sought-after but scarce new shingles vaccine. Check back next week. Check in two weeks. We just don't know, she was told at last. Finally, in mid-October, Greene got [...]

Many Mistakenly Believe Alternative Therapies Can Cure Cancer

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TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Despite evidence to the contrary, four in 10 Americans believe alternative therapies can cure cancer, a new survey finds. Research shows that cancer death rates are much higher among patients who use only alternative therapies than among those who receive standard cancer treatments, according to the American Society [...]

Workers' Comp Often a Gateway to Opioid Abuse: Study

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MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many injured workers turn to opioid painkillers for relief, and nearly 30 percent may still be taking them three months after their injury -- increasing the odds of addiction, a new study suggests. "The increased likelihood of persistent opioid use among strain and sprain injuries is potentially concerning, [...]

A New Challenger to Medical Marijuana?

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FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A moss-like plant grown only in a few countries may offer better pain relief than medical marijuana, animal research suggests. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) from marijuana is used to treat conditions such as pain, muscle cramps, dizziness and loss of appetite. However, while medical marijuana is increasingly accepted in the [...]

An Expert's Guide to Avoiding Back Pain

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THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Back pain is a common problem in the United States, but there are ways to protect yourself, an expert says. "The back is a complex structure with many delicate parts, but with good judgment and healthy lifestyle habits -- including proper lifting, good posture and exercise -- it's [...]

Disabling Hip Ailment Is Another Health Risk for Obese Kids

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MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood obesity has been linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and early heart disease, but new research now ties it to a sometimes crippling hip condition. It's called slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), and it causes the hip to become deformed, occasionally so much so [...]

New Nerve Stimulation Technique Might Relieve Back Pain

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TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulating a specific set of nerves that are nestled along the spine may deliver relief to those who suffer from chronic back pain and cut the need for opioid painkillers, new research suggests. The therapy, which targets the root ganglion nerves, is more effective than other spine stimulation [...]

Push-Button Pain Meds Curb Need for Opioids After C-Section: Study

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MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Letting women who've had a cesarean section dispense and control pain medication through a catheter reduces their use of addictive oral opioid painkillers, researchers report. Their study included 576 women who had planned C-sections. In such cases, it's common to inject a local anesthetic and a small dose [...]