When Medicine Hurts

Many of my patients, clients and friends have common aches and pains and want the easy fix from their doctors. And, who can really blame them? It’s much easier to alleviate pain in your body by taking an Alleve, or getting a steroid injection. That’s why a meningitis outbreak caused by steroidal injections is so important to discuss.

I’m definitely all for using medication when appropriate, but seeing the doctor these days means shorter amounts of time discussing the fine details of the symptoms. Many times, a prescription gets handed out just to appease the patient. In fact, there have been several articles recently in the New England Journal of Medicine regarding the misuse of patient medicine–63% of people on prescription drugs strayed from their doctor


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