New York Times: The Heart Perils of Pain Relievers

An interesting look at the risks that come from taking anti-inflammatory medications. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/17/the-heart-perils-of-pain-relievers/?_r=0 The article quotes one doctor as saying, “If these drugs are making your life a lot better, that may be worth the risks.  But a lot of people will tell you, ‘I can’t tell if they’re doing anything, I just take themContinue reading “New York Times: The Heart Perils of Pain Relievers”

Beat the pain cycle: Take pain medications in the morning

Pain works in a cycle.  If you are in pain, you move awkwardly and tense up your muscles.  This ends up using your muscles them in a way they aren’t used to being used, and can increase inflammation and irritation to the surrounding muscles and nerves. Pain medication, whether it’s over-the-counter ibuprofen or a prescription-onlyContinue reading “Beat the pain cycle: Take pain medications in the morning”