Pain Medications Blog Posts

When Do Epidural Steroid Injections Work for Back Pain?

Epidural steroid injections are most often used to help treat the pain associated with sciatica. Our readers share the many different experiences they have had with this treatment.

9 Quick Back Pain Tips for Airplane Rides

Looking forward to that much anticipated summer vacation but worried about dealing with chronic lower back pain, especially on a long flight? These 9 tips will help.

Medication Choices to Help You Quit Smoking

Not only is smoking bad for your health, it is also closely related to chronic pain. But there are medication options available to help you quit. Learn more about one of them.

First Aid for Your Back

Even if the pain is severe, episodes of back pain—and pain from ongoing back conditions—can be somewhat relieved with some first aid methods you can do at home.

Facet Joint Injections Help Diagnose and Treat Related Back Pain

Facet joint injections help doctors diagnose the source of patients' back pain, and they help relieve the pain through a mixture of anesthetics and steroids delivered directly to the joints.

What You Need to Know about Clinical Trials

Clinical trials can be a great way to try new medications and medical devices.

Anti-Addiction Groups Call for the Resignation of the FDA Commissioner over Opioid Overdoses

Calls for FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg to step down have been recently released in a letter by anti-addiction groups.

Understanding Sacroiliac Joint Injections

Our new video help you visualize what happens during a sacroiliac joint injection.

FDA Approves Drug Antidote for Opioid Overdose

Naloxone has been available for use by professional medical personnel as an antidote for opioid overdose. Now it is available for the public as an easy to use injection.

How Pain Killers Sometimes Increase Chronic Pain

Dr. Clifford Bernstein explains how a patient’s brain changes during long term use of opioids for chronic pain. Because of many factors including family history, a chronic pain patient may become addicted to opioids.