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  • The U.S. has spent over $20 billion in emergency department and inpatient care for opioid poisonings —so no wonder why doctors are cautious. It still leaves chronic back pain patients who aren't abusing the system, who actually need pain relief with nowhere to turn. Is there a way to make it fair? We are not sure. What we can do is take a walk inside the emergency room doors and find out what it's really like for a chronic back pain patient to find pain relief.

  • More than 100 million Americans suffer from at least one chronic pain disorder but why are so many affected? Physical Therapist, Amy Selinger, describes how growing up in our modern society, sitting and cumulative trauma — may be a driving force of muscle imbalances that stimulates musculoskeletal pain —specifically chronic back pain.

  • Most everyone has done it: when you feel some tightness in your back, you grab a friend, coworker, or significant other to a patch of carpet, position yourself face down and ask them to crack your back. But is that good for your back?

  • When someone breaks a bone, you wear a cast. People see the cast and know you are injured. Back pain is not always seen, but it's always felt. Onlookers only see your limitations and may assume you are lazy. You know you are not. Find out how to make others understand your illness.

  • An Overview of Diabetes and Chronic Back Pain
    September 6, 2017 | Articles

    Diabetes describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high or low blood glucose, either because insulin production is inadequate, or the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin —or both. Picture yourself trying to walk a tightrope while drying your hair. Now add chronic back pain to the mix...