Dizziness when Standing

By | 2018-03-08T15:52:02+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Parent Category I|

           Did you know your blood pressure decreases as you get older? Strength, flexibility, and endurance all decrease with age, too. Your heart is an organ composed of muscles which will grow older, weaker, and less flexible over time. Keep your muscles strong and steady, just like your heart, to decrease dizziness and fall risk.            A problem that many people age 60+ experience is dizziness when changing positions. When [...]

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Opioid vs Nonopioid Treatment for Chronic Pain Management

By | 2018-03-08T08:00:31+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Parent Category I|

A recent study completed by the Minneapolis Minnesota Veterans Affairs (VA) health system concluded there was NO support for opioid use for moderate to severe chronic low back pain and hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA). The study had 240 patients, followed for 12 months, and randomly placed into the Opioid group (immediate release morphine, oxycodone, or hydrocodone/acetaminophen) or the Non-opioid group (acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory). There were 3 main findings: Pain intensity was significantly improved in the Non-opioid [...]

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