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Ask the Doctors: November 2017

I have some hydrocodone pills left over from surgery I had. Is it okay to use them occasionally when pain from...

Diet for Rheumatoid Arthritis

 Subscribers OnlyThere is not one specific rheumatoid arthritis diet. Nonetheless, what you eat does matter. “People with...

Rebalance to Relieve Low Back Pain

 Subscribers OnlyJust below the column of the spine, there’s a triangular bone called the sacrum, which connects to the pelvic...

In The News: November 2017

A study published in the American Journal of Medicine (July 2017) identified certain lifestyle factors that increase...

Ask the Doctors: October 2017

My wife takes a drug for osteoporosis. She’s encouraging me to get a bone density test. I’m a 72-year-old...

Thaw Out Frozen Shoulder

 Subscribers OnlyPain and stiffness in your shoulder that limits mobility can have several possible causes. One of them is a frozen...

Troubleshooting Knee Pain

Do you have pain in your knee? If you haven’t suffered a sudden injury and are in middle or older age, you may...

Reactive Arthritis & NSAIDs

I’ve been diagnosed with reactive arthritis. Is this a chronic condition or will it go away? I’ve been...

Role of Tramadol for Pain Control

 Subscribers OnlyChronic pain from joint or back problems are addressed with conservative treatments first. For back pain, start with...

Osteoarthritis vs. Osteoporosis

The two conditions osteoarthritis and osteoporosis sound very similar, and many people get confused. While they share...

In The News: August 2017

Grating, cracking or popping sounds can emanate from joints (called crepitus). A study published in the journal...

Don’t Give up on Golf

Swinging a golf club can be hard on arthritic joints, including in the spine, hips, shoulders and hands. To ease the...

Treating Low Back Pain

 Subscribers OnlyFor longstanding low back pain, the guidelines suggest exercise (guided by a physical therapist), acupuncture,...