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Chronic Pain & the Danger of Opioids

If you keep up with the news lately, you will see how we are facing a severe opioid epidemic, with overdoses happening more often to a wider cross section of our society. The “Prescribed to Death” Memorial has been put in place in DC, calling attention to the dramatic toll these drugs are taking on [...]

By |April 19th, 2018|Chronic Pain|Comments Off on Chronic Pain & the Danger of Opioids

Can Advanced CPAP Help Vets with PTSD?

Sleep apnea has become one of the leading categories of disability handled by the Veterans Administration (VA). It’s even been shown that sleep apnea is causing these veterans to lose brain matter. But there are many challenges for trying to get help for veterans’ sleep apnea. Many of these veterans have PTSD [...]

By |April 12th, 2018|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Can Advanced CPAP Help Vets with PTSD?

Who Is Most Likely to Experience Medication Overuse Headaches?

One of the big problems we have in the US is our reliance on medications to treat all medical conditions. The biggest sign of this problem is, of course, our deadly opium crisis, which resulted from patients and doctors turning to opioids too often for chronic pain conditions. But a more common sign [...]

By |March 29th, 2018|Headache|Comments Off on Who Is Most Likely to Experience Medication Overuse Headaches?

Are “Clinically Lazy” Doctors Less Likely to Catch TMJ?

There’s no doubt that medicine has changed dramatically in recent years. In some ways, it has improved considerably, with medical imaging technology giving us great insight into medical conditions. It has helped the diagnosis of TMJ considerably in our office. But at the same time, there have arguably been some declines in [...]

By |March 22nd, 2018|TMJ|Comments Off on Are “Clinically Lazy” Doctors Less Likely to Catch TMJ?

How to Tell If Sleep Apnea Is Affecting Your Driving (Before You Have an Accident)

One of the potentially deadly impacts of sleep apnea is that it can increase your risk of a serious car accident. In fact, it can increase your car accident risk five times. Sleep apnea is partly dangerous because most people who have it don’t know they have it. But it does leave [...]

By |March 15th, 2018|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on How to Tell If Sleep Apnea Is Affecting Your Driving (Before You Have an Accident)
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