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This Common Back Pain Treatment Is Worse Than Worthless

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Pain Relief

For decades, doctors have been prescribing Valium as a standard treatment for acute lower back pain.[1]

The idea was that this powerful sedative would relax the muscles to ease the pain.[2]

But a study finds that Valium (diazepam) works no better than a sugar pill for back pain.

In fact, patients taking a sugar pill actually recover faster.

The research looked at 114 patients in New York whose back pain was so severe that they went to an emergency room.… Read More

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Achy Knees? Get Relief Without Drugs or Surgery

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Pain Relief

Mainstream medicine has two primary solutions for knee pain…

One is bad. The other is worse.

Knee pain is one of the most prevalent health problems facing older folks. More than a quarter of people over 55 have persistent knee discomfort. The most common cause is osteoarthritis.[1]

Most doctors will treat you with drugs. And if that doesn’t work, they’ll offer meniscal surgery.… Read More

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This Supplement Works as Well as Drugs to Stop Knee Pain

In All Health Watch, Arthritis, Featured Article, Pain Relief

Big Pharma’s solution for knee pain is a deal with the devil.

Most of the nearly 50 million Americans with painful knees have osteoarthritis. And the drug of choice is celecoxib. It is one of the world’s biggest-selling pain relievers. Its main draw is that it is non-addicting.[1]

But taking a standard dose of celecoxib (Celebrex) triples the risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or dying from cardiovascular problems.… Read More

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Arthritis Sufferers Go to Pot

In All Health Watch, Arthritis, Big Pharma, Featured Article, Pain Relief

People with arthritis and other aches and pains are flocking to CBD and medical marijuana for relief—and they’re getting it, a new study finds. 

About 20% of orthopedic patients with chronic pain are using a cannabis product, researchers found. The patients say the supplements are working.

Nine out of 10 said CBD and/or medical marijuana effectively manages their pain. Four in 10 said the supplements allowed them to take fewer painkillers.… Read More

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The Surprising Hidden Cause of Back Pain

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Pain Relief

Back pain is one the most frustrating health problems. It’s often impossible to figure out the cause, much less find a cure. 

Now, surprising new research shows that a simple vitamin deficiency may be the root cause of many back pain cases. 

Researchers from China’s Tongji University School of Medicine collected medical data on 232 postmenopausal women. They found a direct link between vitamin D deficiency and back pain from disc degeneration.… Read More

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The Migraine Solution That’s Already In Your Medicine Cabinet

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Featured Article, Pain Relief

When a migraine strikes, the pain can be so excruciating that you figure you need the strongest medicine possible to stop it.

That’s why many sufferers reach for a prescription drug such as sumatriptan (Imitrex) or lasmiditan (Reyvow). Or they go with opioid painkillers like oxycodone.[1] 

The problem is, these medications often don’t work. And they can have serious side effects. These… Read More