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The UK #NHS List of Osteopathy Clinical Trials

For our UK readers, this is a list of active and past clinical trials of Osteopathy for different health conditions, including but not limited to low back pain, back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, TMJ and migraine headaches.  This list is powered by the NHS (National Health System) and WHO (World Health Organization) International Clinical Trials […]

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What is Plantar Fasciitis and why do I have it?

Plantar Fasciitis – Diagnosis and treatment Allevio Pain Management sees a number of people with a common condition called plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis has garnered quite a few nicknames (Basketball Heel, Runner’s Heel and Jogger’s Heel to name a few) and is presently becoming better known through its most famous patient: basketball-loving President of the United States, Pres. Barak Obama. But […]

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Pressure mounts as U.S. urges Canada to tighten rules on prescription painkillers

There has been increasing pressure on Canada from the U.S. to align their rules on prescription narcotics to help alleviate the abuse and the eventual trickle effect of contraband drugs making their way across the border. Health Canada recently released a notice of intent to change parameters for not only the highly addictive OxyContin but […]

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Opioid Painkiller Deaths Rising In Ontario

A new study revealing a major increase in deaths caused by the abuse of opioids and prescription narcotics, has been published in the Addiction journal and is also available online through the ICES Website. The researchers reviewed 5935 opioid-related deaths in Ontario between 1991 and 2010. The overall rate of opioid-related mortality increased by 242% between 1991 (12.2 […]

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News: Toronto Western Physician Dr. Mohammed Shamji “Tingles The Pain Away”

This press release (excerpts are below with a bit of editing for clarity) came through the University Health Network’s (UHN) website today.  It’s very exciting to see a technology help a patient who had very severe neuropathic chronic pain. The findings and the technology are very exciting and show a lot of potential for many […]

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Long Term #Opioid Use Tied To #ED and Low Testosterone In Men

A new study recently led by Dr. Richard Deyo of the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland and published in the May 15, 2013 edition of Spine, set out to examine associations between use of medication for erectile dysfunction or testosterone replacement and use of opioid therapy, patient age, depression, and smoking status. The study concluded […]

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Is Intensity of Low Back Pain Tied To Patients’ Surgical Risk Tolerance?

This article in Pain Medicine News, from their April 2013 issue, cites the journal Spine (Spine 2013;38:140-147) in highlighting that when patients are in severe pain, they are more willing to accept the risks of surgery when they are not.  While the article does not suggest altering practice based on this study, it does mention one may […]

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Understanding Osteopathy

  Osteopathy can be defined as the interrelationship between structure and function of the body, recognizing the body’s ability to heal itself. To find out more about the Allevio Osteopath, please click here. Osteopathy Explained: The Osteopathic practice holds that the body has an innate or natural ability to balance and heal itself. The keystone […]

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Understanding Acupuncture For #Pain Relief

Some Evidence shows that, properly applied, Acupuncture can support pain relief and aid in faster healing of pain and injuries. Acupuncture’s use for certain conditions has been endorsed by the United States National Institutes of Health, the National Health Service of the United Kingdom, the World Health Organization, and the National Center for Complementary and […]

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Health Canada approves Cymbalta for the management of osteoarthritis knee pain

Eli Lilly Canada reports Cymbalta, a drug they produce, has been approved for Osteoarthritis, an arthritis affecting almost everyone 65 years of age or older. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. In fact, one in eight Canadians live with it and almost everyone over 65 years of age has OA in at least […]

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