Can e-cigarettes help me quit smoking?

Can E-Cigarettes Help Me Quit Smoking? Let’s look at the data to see if these can help you kick the habit. Some of the concerns about smoking include cancer, nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide.  I have had several patients recently ask me if e-cigarettes would help them quit smoking tobacco, so I started looking into […]

Office-based injections more affordable

Office-Based Injections More Affordable It’s no secret that hospitals have been aggressively purchasing physician medical practices over the past 5 years. One reason for this is that hospital administrators have found new sources of revenue to support their large overhead.  Much of this revenue is in the form of facility fees and subtle changes in […]

Use of steroids in epidural injections

Dr. Joye administering an epidural

Use of Steroids in Epidural Injections The use of steroids in epidural injections has been considered “off-label” for many years. The use of steroids in epidural injections has been considered “off-label” for many years, but it shouldn’t detract from the fact that there have been several properly conducted randomized trials and systematic reviews (as well […]

Prescription Pain Killer Roberries

Prescription Pain Killer Roberries We have a prescription drug problem in our country. We have a prescription drug problem in our country, as illustrated in Sunday’s Post & Courier cover story on pain pills, and it is not an easy fix.  Americans make up only 4.6% of the world’s population, but we consume 99% of […]

Sciatica Pain and Weakness: Is Surgery The Answer?

Sciatica Pain and Weakness: Is Surgery The Answer? Recent findings may surprise you. When patients seek medical care for a painful disc herniation and a motor deficit (muscle weakness, limping, or a dropped foot), the motor deficit sometimes becomes an overriding concern, steering patients toward early surgery.   A recent Netherlands study has disputed that […]

Spinal injections relieve pain and return patients to daily activities

Spinal Injections Relieve Pain and Return Patients to Daily Activities At InterveneMD, we value your time and put your needs first. Spinal injections, or epidurals, for low back pain have been found to help relieve pain and aid patients in returning to performing daily activities according to the results of a recent study.  The study, […]