Chronic Pain

Tramadol: When The ‘Safe Option’ Painkiller Turns Out To Be Lethal

Tramadol hydrochloride — also available under alternative brand names including Zydol and Zamadol — is an opiate painkiller used to help relieve moderate to severe pain. It works by affecting chemicals in the brain and nervous system which are involved in the sensation of pain. This commonly prescribed painkiller is often seen by doctors as […]

What You Should Know About Long-Term Use Of Paracetamol

Earlier this month I told you how the popular painkiller paracetamol (acetaminophen) lands 78,000 people in A&E every year and how it is the leading cause of liver failure in the US. I also told you that how, when used as a hangover treatment (even after drinking a small to moderate amount of alcohol), paracetamol […]

Is Paracetamol A Killer Drug In Disguise?

In recent years, research has linked the popular painkiller paracetamol (acetaminophen) to Alzheimer’s, dementia, liver damage, asthma, developmental defects (like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children) and even excruciating skin reactions… and when used as a hangover treatment (even after drinking a small to moderate amount of alcohol) paracetamol increases the risk of kidney disease by […]

Put A Stop To Chronic Back Pain Without Painkillers

Back pain can destroy your day in a blink of an eye. From one sharp turn, your back just seizes up. And you’re lucky if you can even make it back up the stairs to bed. The first thing you probably do is reach for your prescription pain pills and hope you can fall asleep […]