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Episode 96: Making the treatment of low back pain less of a pain in the derrière – part 2

In episode 96, Mike and James continue on with the discussion around evidence for low back pain treatment. They discuss things like traction, heat, exercise and bedrest and then finally get into drugs - not personally of course, at least not much, but into the discussion  of which ones work and by how much. Read more »

Episode 78: The frail elderly - treat symptoms first, last and in the middle - Part III

In episode 78, the final one on the frail elderly, Mike and James, with John Sloan, deal with what is really important to the frail elderly, and that is symptom control. We discuss pain and opioids, sleep and benzos, and combativeness and whatever seems to work - but all in very low doses. Read more »

Episode 32: Aches and Pains: An Overview of Osteoarthritis Treatment

In our 32nd episode we review the therapeutic options for the treatment of osteoarthritis. We first deal with lifestyle interventions for osteoarthritis. We consider the pain pharmaceuticals like acetaminophen, topical or oral NSAIDs, and opiates as well as some of the other osteoarthritis therapies such as glucosamine or steroid injections. Read more »

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