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Cathryn Ramin
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Yes, it's way confusing. Multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary? And how about the clinics that use these buzzwords in their advertising, but practice neither? Here are the definitions. http://ow.ly/umNT30jViDa
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Patients using marijuana had similar levels of pain, depression and anxiety as those not employing cannabis. But they had higher levels of risk for opioid abuse.
Worth it? http://ow.ly/Sg2530jViky
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Is an average 38 percent improvement after spinal fusion worth it? That was the question posed a recent meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Hint: That outcome would be completely unacceptable to surgeons who do joint replacement.
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A trillion bucks. That's how much the opioid epidemic has cost the U.S. economy since 2001. And unfortunately, that's just the tip of the iceberg -- $500 billion more by 2020. Seriously, folks, who is going to pay for this? You and I? http://ow.ly/w8kb30jVjnK
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How fantastic... all gyms should have this, or something like it. http://ow.ly/kSQh30hJgxk
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Our country's opioid epidemic didn't happen by accident. I talk about the sequence of events - both medical and political - that led to the crisis we face today in this excerpt of my book, CROOKED, in Quartz.
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Back pain is an "erratic dictator", controlling your life and often causing you to make bad decisions. Find out how millions of these bad decisions have fueled the $100-billion-per-year back pain industry in this article about my book, CROOKED, in Quartz.
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If you're in Marin, join me tonight at 5:30 for a reading, book signing and Q&A at The Club at Harbor Point/ Lighthouse Bar & Grill in Mill Valley. Bring your questions.
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Catch my interview on WBUR News' On Point Radio where we discuss treating back pain, from the gimmicks to the true solutions http://ow.ly/74zQ30cgGdn
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Not a bad idea, as a way to lower health care costs and provide service patients want in #cancer care. #healthcare http://ow.ly/dwRT30bq0ex
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