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Finding the Right Medical Dosage for Your Medicinal Marijuana

With Ohio adopting a legal medical marijuana program by September 8th, 2017, many patients are beginning to research how much cannabis they need to consume to experience relief of their symptoms. (Note: an Ohio MMJ card is not yet available). Unfortunately, this is not an

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Prolotherapy Shown to Improve Knee Osteoarthritis Symptoms

A recent study has shown that prolotherapy treatment successfully improved symptoms of knee osteoarthritis and provided patients a better quality of life. This is another successful study added onto the growing body of research that shows prolotherapy is a useful treatment for sufferers of arthritis

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

The use of pain pills has become almost a knee-jerk reaction in our society. Even the slightest hint of a headache or a minor pain has most Americans reaching into their pill cabinets for a quick dose of Tylenol. And with the “more is better”

Managing Pain: Inflammatory Foods That Worsen Pain

When you’re in pain, it’s easy to look for an answer everywhere except your diet. However, when it comes to fibromyalgia or any type of phantom pain, your dietary choices must be placed under a microscope. We’d all like a miracle pill that can fix

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Possible Signs That Your Hormones Need Balancing

A hormone imbalance is something that commonly affects both men and women of all ages – but it’s particularly prevalent in those over 40 years old. The symptoms of hormone problems can also overlap with other disorders, resulting in many patients going undiagnosed for long

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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

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Chronic Fatigue: Understanding Why You’re So Tired

Chronic fatigue is characterized by extreme tiredness, often with no clear cause. Further compounding the problem, there is no single test that can be used to diagnose the disorder. Unfortunately, many patients are turned away by their doctors due to the complexity in treating fatigue

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Yoga: An Alternative to Spinal Fusion?

Wondering how is scoliosis treated? It depends on a few different factors. Most cases of scoliosis are mild and may not require treatment. Back braces are a popular option that may help prevent spinal curvature from progressing. However, there are some downsides to bracing:  

back pain

Natural Remedies for Fast Back Pain Relief

Back pain is a common complaint around the world. In America, 80 percent of adults will experience pain in the back at some point during their lives. Most people manage the pain with pills and in severe cases, risky surgeries. Fortunately, there are safe alternatives

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Turmeric: A Healing Spice Found to Relieve Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain really does hurt. In fact, it hurts a lot and it’s a frustrating disorder to have.  An estimated 20 million Americans suffer from neuropathy, a condition characterized by chronic pain caused by defective or damaged nerves. Because of the complexity of the nervous

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Stress Management Strategies for Better Health

In today’s world, we live in incredibly stressful times. Long hours at a difficult job, relationship problems, worrying about money – sometimes it may feel like you never get a break. Stress, when experienced in small moderations, is actually healthy. Your body will produce beneficial

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Correct Your Hormone Imbalances Naturally

There’s no doubt about it – hormone imbalances are a difficult thing for any person to deal with. Both men and women can experience hormone problems – it’s not gender specific. However, women are usually more sensitive to hormone fluctuations due to the way their

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New Research Study Shows Benefits of Acupuncture

 A recent study published by Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare found that children experiencing chronic pain can find relief through acupuncture. In the study, child patients receive various acupuncture treatments and all 9 individuals in the study reported relief of pain. This is exciting news as

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Massage Therapy for Stress and Pain Relief

Pain and stress are both issues that affect millions of people around the world on a daily basis. Sometimes we even go about our day without realizing how sore our body is. Furthermore, the hectic world we live in can aggravate stress and pain even

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New Study Investigates the Effectiveness of PRP Injections

A recent study funded by Workers Comp was performed with the goal of evaluating the effectiveness of platelet-rich-plasma treatment. The study was comprised of nine patients who all had a painful torn rotator cuff injury. Seven of these patients received plasma injections and the other

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Treat Myofascial Pain with Injections

Trigger points are a central area of tightness found in your connective tissue that can occur after trauma or injury. These painful areas are often described as a “ball of pain” or a muscle spasm. Trigger point injection treatment involves inserting a small needle directly

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