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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tylenol Arthritis Pain, Tylenol Ext, Little Fevers Children's Fever/Pain)
- aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, Bayer, Ecotrin, and others)
- codeine (for Pain)
- ibuprofen (Advil, Children's Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever, and others)
- fenoprofen, Nalfon
- naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn)
- gabapentin (Neurontin)
- Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen, Roxicet, Tylox, Oxycet)
- choline magnesium salicylate, Trilisate
- clonazepam (Klonopin)
- carisoprodol (Soma)
- desipramine, Norpramin
- Oxycodone for Pain (OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxecta, Oxaydo, Xtampza ER, Roxybond)
- Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
- Pain Medications (Narcotics)
- hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
- Oxycodone vs. Hydrocodone
- Klonopin (clonazepam) vs. Xanax (alprazolam)
- Oxycodone vs. Tramadol for Pain
- Percocet vs. Lortab for Pain
- Oxycodone vs. Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) for Pain
- Tramadol (Ultram) Side Effects
- Dilaudid vs. Oxycodone
- Oxycodone vs. Codeine
- Dilaudid vs. Percocet for Pain
- Aspirin vs. NSAIDs (Side Effect and Use Differences)
- Ibuprofen (Advil) vs. Naproxen (Aleve): Comparison of Differences
- Celexa vs. Cymbalta (Comparison of Differences and Similarities)
- Ibuprofen and Plavix (Side Effects and Interactions)
- Baclofen vs. Flexeril (Side Effects and Interactions)
- Aleve (naproxen) vs. Celebrex (celecoxib)
- Cymbalta (duloxetine) vs. Effexor (XR, venlafaxine) Differences in Uses, Dose, and Withdrawal
- Benzodiazepines vs. Narcotics (Opioids)
- Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)
- Lyrica (pregabalin) vs. Klonopin (clonazepam)
- Lyrica vs. Hydrocodone
Prevention & Wellness
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- Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?
- 1 in 4 American Workers Struggles With Back Pain
- Health Tip: Dealing with Tendinitis Pain
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- Opioid Rxs Decreasing, But Not for All Doctors
- AHA News: Opioid Crisis Brings Concerns About Heart Dangers
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- He Ate a 'Pot Lollipop' -- and a Heart Attack Soon Followed
- Opioids Overprescribed for Common Children's Fracture, Study Says
- Upbeat Attitude May Be a Pain Fighter
- Little Evidence Pain Creams Work
- 'Mindfulness' Might Help Some Conquer Chronic Pain
- Why Sleepless Nights Can Mean More Painful Days
- Many Parents Conflicted About Opioids for Their Teens' Pain
- Expert Panel Says Two Back Pain Procedures May Be Useless
- 4 Exercises for a Better Back
- Purdue Pharma Owners Lied About Dangers of OxyContin: Court Filing
- Opioids May Help Chronic Pain, But Not Much
- Physical Therapy Can Help You Avoid Opioids When Joint Pain Strikes
- Health Tip: Manage Pain With Opioids
- Kratom Products Have High Levels of Heavy Metals: FDA
- Nerve Zap Might Ease Pain of Herniated Disk
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- FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid Despite Criticisms
- Workers' Comp Often a Gateway to Opioid Abuse: Study
- A New Challenger to Medical Marijuana?
- FDA Panel OKs Stronger Opioid Despite Concerns
- Despite Opioid Crisis, Most Patients Want the Drugs for Post-Op Pain
- Health Tip: Know the Risk Factors for Lower Back Pain
- Opioid Overdose Crisis May Have Begun Decades Ago
- Reports Warn of Growing Opioid Crisis Among Seniors
- Opioid Crisis Driving Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC
- 1 in 12 Americans Lives With Debilitating Chronic Pain
- Health Tip: Change Poor Posture
- Mindfulness May Be a Buffer Against Pain
- Could a Placebo Pill Help Ease Your Back Pain?
- Naloxone Nasal Spray Works Best to Stop Opioid OD: Study
- Health Tip: Prevent Back Pain at Work
- Opium Poppy Genome Research May Aid Painkiller Production
- Warning Letters Target Illegal Online Sales of Opioid Meds: FDA
- U.S. Overdose Deaths Reach Record High
- Doctors Write Fewer Opioid Scripts After Learning of Overdose Death
- As Opioid Epidemic Rages, Painkiller Prescriptions Don't Drop
- Most Seniors Uninformed on Opioid Use
- Majority in U.S. Support Medical Pot, Think It Could Fight Opioid Crisis
- Where Are Opioid Painkillers Prescribed the Most?
- Could Botox Cousin Combat the Opioid Epidemic?
- Resetting E-Prescriptions for Opioids Helps Curb Use: Study
- Supplement May Ease the Pain of Sickle Cell Disease
- Chronic Pain Patients Ask FDA to Ease Opioid Prescribing Restrictions
- Medical Marijuana a Hit With Seniors
- Anti-seizure Meds Won't Ease Low Back Pain
- Is That iPad a Pain in the Neck?
- Risky Prescribing Boosts Opioid Death Risk
- Trump Carried Counties With High Opioid Use: Study
- Have Insurers Played a Role in Opioid Crisis?
- Health Tip: Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Patients on Opioids OK With Lower Doses
- Many High School Pitchers Suffer Pain as Pitch Counts Mount
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- Chiropractic Has Role to Play in Easing Lower Back Pain: Study
- Backbreaking Work May Shorten Men's Lives
- Health Tip: When To Call Your Doctor If You Have Lower Back Pain
- Avoid 'Text Neck' From Your Cellphone
- Overcoming Fear of Back Pain May Spur Recovery
- Managing Pain With Fewer Opioids After Joint Replacement
- Opioids Not Best Option for Back Pain, Arthritis, Study Finds
- People Tend to Overestimate Pain From Surgery
- Repetitive Pitching May Cause Teens Serious Shoulder Problems
- Health Tip: When Sore Muscles Warrant a Call to the Doctor
- Brief Meditation Training Brings Pain Relief
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