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The Potential Dangers of a Back Fusion 

If your doctor has recommended you undergo a spinal fusion surgery, think carefully. It’s vital that you understand what’s involved in the procedure before you decide to proceed. While most doctors mean well and want the best possible health outcome for you, following their recommendation

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Traditional Bone Broth May Hold the Key to Joint Problems

Bone broth has a rich 2,500-year history, starting with early Chinese medicine. Perhaps more so than today, civilizations used the entire animal, frequently boiling leftover bones and consuming the broth. Bone broth is far from a food from the past. This ancient food has many benefits,

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Chronic Pain & The Overlap of Other Pain-Related Medical Issues  

No single part of your body works independently. Your eyes, organs, skin, limbs, internal connective tissues, and all the other parts were designed to work together perfectly. When there’s an issue in one area, you can usually expect the problem to originate elsewhere. The Limitations

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Finding the Right Dosage for Your Medicinal Marijuana

Medical marijuana (MMJ) is effective in treating symptoms associated with various conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, glaucoma, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), and multiple sclerosis (MS). Since Ohio’s adoption of legal MMJ on September 8th, 2017, many patients in the state have researched how much

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Turmeric: A Household Remedy for Natural Pain Relief

Do you love Indian food? Is turmeric an essential ingredient in your kitchen’s spice rack? If so, you have access to an effective natural remedy for pain. Turmeric contains numerous beneficial compounds with potent biological effects on the human body. Learn about the healing properties

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An Integrative Approach to Pain – Dr. Blatman Speaking Event May 4

On May 4th, Dr. Blatman will be speaking along with other health and wellness professionals for the: “WHOLE LIFE”… A Health & Wellness Symposium Empower yourself to live healthy, prevent disease and feel great for a lifetime. Presented by Women’s Health Initiatives Foundation. Proceeds benefit

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The Truth About Flaxseeds & Hormone Management

Flaxseeds are a popular type of seed that is nutrient-dense and fiber-rich. Nutrition aside, flaxseeds contain lignans, a plant-based antioxidant known as a phytoestrogen or plant estrogen. If you’ve researched treating menopausal symptoms or other female hormone problems, you’ve probably encountered numerous articles touting the

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Fibromyalgia 2017 “DO NOT EAT” List

Blatman Health and Wellness has compiled a detailed list of foods to avoid and reasons to avoid them. Many people with Fibromyalgia are visiting our website based on some talks that Dr. Blatman has given recently. While the Do Not Eat list corresponds to Fibromyalgia,

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Who’s Eligible for Medical Marijuana in Ohio?

On September 8, 2017, medical marijuana (MMJ) became legal in Ohio. Under the law, Ohio residents can pay $50 per year for an Ohio MMJ card or $25 if they’re caregivers. Before patients can qualify, they must receive a diagnosis and recommendation from a licensed

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Prolotherapy Can Improve Knee Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Knee osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is a condition that causes the breakdown of cartilage in the knee joint.  People with knee osteoarthritis typically experience pain, stiffness, compromised range of motion, swelling, and joint instability. You may not have to resort to prescription


The Troublesome Side-Effects of Long-Term Pain Pill Use

Discussions of pain medications can stir up some strong emotions and opinions, especially with the proliferation of the current opioid epidemic. Nevertheless, it seems like the easiest solution to even the slightest hint of a headache is popping a dose of an over-the-counter (OTC) painkiller.

Suffering from Pain: Avoid These Inflammatory Foods

When you’re in pain, it’s easy to overlook your diet as a way to manage your discomfort. However, what you eat can have a tremendous impact on the control of symptoms related to fibromyalgia, phantom limb pain, or other chronic pain conditions. It helps if

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Signs That Your Hormones Are Out of Balance

Hormone imbalances can affect both men and women of all ages. However, they are more prevalent among people over 40. Depending on your circumstances, it could be chronic fatigue, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), stress, or many other underlying factors. Hormone problems can also overlap with other

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The Potential Causes of Why You Feel Tired All the Time

Feeling a bit too sleepy? You’re not alone. An estimated 20% of Americans experience fatigue that is severe enough to cause disruption in their everyday lives. And medical professionals don’t always offer sound advice when it comes to fatigue. Patients are often told to sleep


Chronic Fatigue: Understanding Why You’re So Tired

Do you often feel exhausted but don’t know why? It could be chronic fatigue. Even if you think that’s the issue, there’s no single test to diagnose the disorder reliably. Consequently, many doctors turn away patients or dismiss their symptoms because of the complexity of

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