Analgesic Overuse Headaches

Analgesic Overuse Headaches

Analgesic Overuse Headaches by Brian M. Byrne, OMS IV What happens when the treatment actually worsens the problem? Migraine headaches occur in about 18% of women and 6% of men. Medications used to treat a migraine headache attack include: Non-steroidal...
Syncope: What Really Happened When You Fainted?

Syncope: What Really Happened When You Fainted?

Syncope: What Really Happened When You Fainted by Ellen Tan, OMS-III Syncope is the medical term for fainting or “passing out”. Losing consciousness is very scary and may be caused by many different reasons. The most important part about making the right diagnosis...
Knee Pain? What is the Most Common Cause in Adults?

Knee Pain? What is the Most Common Cause in Adults?

Knee Pain? What is the Most Common Cause? by B. Rodney Comisar, MD Knee pain is one of the most common patient complaints seen in the orthopaedist’s office.  There are many causes of knee pain, which can vary depending on the age of the patient.  Knee arthritis is...
Shoulder Pain and Rotator Cuff Tears

Shoulder Pain and Rotator Cuff Tears

Shoulder Pain and Rotator Cuff Tears by Scott P. Stephens, MD Shoulder pain can have a significant effect on an individual’s quality of life.  It can make common daily activities challenging or even impossible.  The shoulder consists of three main bones (humerus-arm...