Is the NSAID Balm the Bomb or a Bust?

Once you hit the big 3-0, instead of stopping on the way home for your favorite treat, you pull up in the drug store parking lot and look for your favorite topical pain cream. You know it's true! Unlike many other professions, rehab professionals move, stretch, transfer and strength train with patients all day. When

Is the NSAID Balm the Bomb or a Bust?2016-09-26T00:42:34+00:00

Zolpidem Warning

What is major concern with taking zolpidem? Ambien now has a black box warning for causing memory loss.

Zolpidem Warning2016-09-26T00:07:28+00:00

Methotrexate SE

What are some side effects of methotrexate?   Common side effects of methotrexate are hair loss, nausea, vomitting, liver damange, and mouth sores.

Methotrexate SE2016-07-25T15:47:55+00:00


What are common side effects of Nifedipine?   The most common side effects include flushing, edema located peripherally or in the facial region, tachycardia, and dizziness.  A more complete list can be viewed here.


Anabolic steroids

If he were to be using anabolic steroids, what would be the side effects you would look for?   In male users, you would expect reduced sperm count, decrease in testicle size, and increase in breast size. In female users, you can expect increase body hair, rough skin, decreased breast size, enlarged clitoris, and deepened

Anabolic steroids2016-10-24T02:10:24+00:00

steroid particulate 2

Why should they not be used in cervical spinal injections? There has been case reports describing embolization of the particulates from the steroid to the spinal cord causing infarct when used in the cervical spine.  This embolization has resulted in paraplegia and quadriplegia.

steroid particulate 22016-07-06T00:52:33+00:00

Steroid particulate

What corticosteroids are considered to have particulate matter? Triamcinolone, betamethasone acetate, and methylprednisolone are the corticosteroids that are considered to have particulate matter present.  

Steroid particulate2018-11-04T20:24:21+00:00
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