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An Update on the Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis continues to loom in healthcare, as more individuals become addicted to and die from lawful and illegal forms of opioids. While controlled substances such as heroin are to blame for much of the problem, prescription medications are also a contributor. Variation in how physicians treat chronic pain and non-nerve-related back pain and […]

Back pain in the US: Numerous causes, uncertain treatment

This much is clear: America has a serious back pain problem.   Back pain presents a growing challenge for the health care system. Back pain (including neck pain) is the cause of more than 10 percent of primary care visits. Roughly $86 billion of health care resources goes toward treating it each year.   The […]