Pain relief, arthritis etc.

Fire your arthritis doctor if he did not recommend yoga or cherries

I have already implemented some of these foods
to help on my joint strengthening program
and back straightening program
I am trying to fix a weightlifting back injury at age 17
plus many years of slouching over computer since then.
Some other old injuries already fixed.

Many good ideas in this program worth a try.
Painless ways to stop pain on the cheap.
“let food be thy medicine” Hippocrates

The People’s Pharmacy

Show 1080: What Works for Pain and Why

Pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical care.

But physicians often face a dilemma when they treat joint pain, back pain or muscle spasms with prescription pills.

Drugs that relieve pain effectively frequently carry frightening side effects, especially over the long term.

Problems with NSAIDs for Pain


Doctors usually rely on a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB), meloxicam (Mobic) or naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn) to treat arthritis or other inflammatory diseases.

But these pills can harm the kidneys and increase the possibility of a heart attack or stroke if they are used for more than a short time.

Limited Pain Relief from Steroid Joint Injections:

Likewise, steroids such as prednisone or methylprednisolone calm inflammation well but pose hazards even in short term use.

What about steroid injections?

New research demonstrates that repeated injections into an arthritic knee do not help the pain, but they do speed cartilage loss.

Arthroscopic surgery, though extremely popular, is not supported by research data either.

Will Home Remedies Provide Pain Relief?

As a result, people in pain find themselves in a difficult situation. Should they try home remedies for pain relief?
Sometimes simple remedies can work reasonably well in the short term.
Recent scientific advances in the study of transient receptor potential (TRP) channels help explain how some old-fashioned approaches work.

Listen to the Podcast:

The podcast of this program will be available the Monday after the broadcast date. The show can be streamed online from this site and podcasts can be downloaded for free for four weeks after the date of broadcast.


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