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Physical Therapy Over Opioids

January 23, 2016

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OpioidDeaths

Opioid abuse and resulting drug addiction have become such an issue that presidential candidates are talking about it. It is becoming much more prevalent and has even hit close to home last year with the bust of a heroin ring on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain. A discussion about it this week on NPR’s On Point […]

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Cortisone Injection or Physical Therapy?

February 5, 2013

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Atchafalaya Basin

It was recently suggested that I provide another blog on cortisone injections.  I wrote one of my earlier blogs to address the topic of cortisone injections because of the number of questions I get about them from my patients.  I answered questions about how they work, my opinion on their use, and the side effects you would […]

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This Year, Resolve to Deal With Nagging Problems

December 29, 2010

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Have you been ignoring or putting off dealing with muscle and joint pain?  Do you have pain with certain movements or exercises, wake up stiff, trouble getting around or up and down stairs?  Beyond the annoyance of having the physical pain or limited mobility, you’ve probably wasted time thinking about the problem and trying to […]

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Are Glucosamine and Chondroitin Beneficial?

October 7, 2010

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Patients ask me what my opinion is on taking the supplements glucosamine and chondroitin for arthritis.  So, for our monthly journal club I decided to read an article published in the September British Medical Journal (BMJ) on this topic.[1]  Researchers analyzed randomized controlled trials that studied the effect of supplements glucosamine and chondroitin on pain […]

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Cortisone Injections: Helpful or Harmful?

October 30, 2009

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Should I get a cortisone injection? Are they safe?  Do they help?  Is it a steroid?  Is it just going to mask the real problem?  Will it do more harm than good to the body in the end? These are just a few of the questions that I am frequently asked regarding cortisone injections.  Physicians […]

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