Peripheral Neuropathy Diet

There are many foods that aggravate peripheral neuropathy. Foods like gluten, refined grains, added sugar, saturated fat, and alcohol can all cause damage to peripheral nerves. Gluten: If you have a gluten allergy, celiac disease, consumption of gluten can trigger or worsen your symptoms. Common sources of gluten include all food containing white, wheat, cake, or … Continued

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Currently there are an estimated 10 million people in the United States that suffer from knee osteoarthritis. It is one of the most common causes of disability in the United States. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, osteoarthritis of the knee is one of the five leading causes of disability among both men … Continued

Cost Effective Treatment of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS), when combined with conventional medication management, is a cost-effective approach to treating pain resulting from a failed back surgery. The use of Spinal Cord Stimulation has been shown to decrease the medication costs associated with chronic opioid therapy, according to a study presented to the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes … Continued

Risk of Sleep Apnea Increased with Use of Opiate Medications

According to a recent article in Pain Medicine, Dr. Lynn Webster found that sleep disordered breathing was common in chronic pain patients taking prescribed opiates. There was also a direct relationship between central sleep apnea and methadone when combined with benzodiazepines. Opiates are used for severe and intractable pain in patients who have not responded … Continued