Are Your Medications Causing or Increasing Incontinence?

If you are struggling with urinary incontinence or your existing incontinence is getting worse, take a look at the medications you are taking. They may contribute to the problem. There are four groups of medications doctors commonly recommend that can cause or increase incontinence. If you are taking any of these, you should let your … Read More

Can Antidepressants Ease Chemotherapy Pain?

There may now be a way to ease the awful tingling nerve pain commonly caused by some forms of chemotherapy. New research shows that the antidepressant drug duloxetine (brand name Cymbalta) reduced the nerve pain that can result from neurotoxic chemotherapy. First time a reliable pain treatment found Oncologist and pain expert Harold Goforth, MD, … Read More

Treating Pain When Shingles Pain Lingers

Dealing with a case of shingles is painful enough. But once the skin rash resolves, a chronic pain syndrome called post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) can sometimes develop. Studies suggest that roughly 30 to 60 percent of people over age 60 who get shingles — caused by the chickenpox virus, herpes zoster — go on to develop … Read More

Prescription Painkillers Not For Everyone

Contributor: Teresa Dews, MD, Department of Pain Management If you’re struggling with chronic pain, don’t be too quick to pin your hopes on the prescription painkillers known as opioids. These drugs, which include OxyContin® and Percocet®, have a long list of down sides and should be viewed as a last resort for chronic pain, says … Read More

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