Pain Management

Spine Disorders: Treat the Cause, Not Just the Symptoms

Traditional spine care focuses on medication, physical therapy, surgery, injections, and in some cases, manipulation therapy. However, recent studies have shown that treatment practices continue to move further away from accepted guidelines. Despite these evidence-based guidelines, many patients...


Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law Progresses, but Are Physicians Willing to Recommend?

In the face of Ohio’s opioid epidemic that leads the nation in fatal heroin overdoses — an ironic byproduct of addiction to prescription painkillers — does medical marijuana provide a viable alternative for physicians to manage intractable pain and other Qualifying Medical Conditions? The issue...


Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law Leaves Doctors Hungry for More Information

On September 8, 2016, Ohio became the 25th state to legalize a comprehensive medical cannabis (medical marijuana) program, perhaps in part to combat the opioid epidemic by offering relief to those suffering from intractable pain caused by a number of recognized medical conditions. Ohio’s Medical...


Unity Health Network Adds Rheumatology Division

As America’s population continues to age, there’s more need than ever for increased access to diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases. Consider that approximately 50 million Americans, or one in five adults, suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or other autoimmune diseases. Women are more likely than men to be affected, with some estimates indicating that 75 percent of those affected — some 37 million people — are female.


Spine Disorders: Treat the Cause, Not Just the Symptoms

Traditional spine care focuses on medication, physical therapy, surgery, injections and in some cases, manipulation therapy. However, recent studies have shown that treatment practices continue to move further away from accepted guidelines. Despite these evidence-based guidelines, many patients...


Samer Narouze, MD, PhD Leading the Way in Advanced Pain Medicine at Western Reserve Hospital

Opioid prescription and addiction are serious problems. Consider these facts from the CDC: In the last 15 years, prescriptions for opioids have quadrupled. During that same time period, more than 165,000 people died from prescription opioid overdose. In 2014 alone, nearly 2 million Americans were addicted to or abused opioid medications.


Chronic Pelvic Pain Clinical Trial Now Enrolling Subjects

Chronic pelvic pain is a complex diagnosis, encompassing multiple different conditions and many organ systems. Treatment of chronic pain is challenging due to an incomplete understanding of pain processing. 


Bahman Guyuron, MD, FACS: Migraine Surgery, 15 Years of Research

In 1999, the American Migraine Study II indicated that nearly 28 million people in the United States suffered from migraine headaches (MH). Subsequent studies have indicated a steady increase in this number — to more than 37 million today, according to the National Headache Foundation (NHF).