The Dangers of Prescription Pain Medications

Feb 3rd, 2016 Chronic Pain Dr. Silver 1 min read

The Trust for America’s Health, a nonprofit organization, reported that in 2013 over 44,000 Americans died as a result of drug overdose. Drug overdoses have been rising since 2009, despite federal and state efforts to better monitor and control use of narcotics and other potentially addictive medications. Over half of these deaths were related to prescription drugs, and in 36 states more people died from…

Common Pain Medications that Can Be Deadly

Feb 3rd, 2016 Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Pain Dr. Silver 6 min read

Although acetaminophen (Tylenol┬«) is heavily marketed for its safety, FDA recommends health care professionals to discontinue prescribing and dispensing drug products with more than 325 mg of acetaminophen due to the high risk of liver injury. Severe liver injury may occur in patients who: Took more than the prescribed dose of an acetaminophen containing product in a 24 hour period. Took more than one acetaminophen…