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It took several months and a team of half a dozen doctors, nurses and therapists to help Kim Brown taper off the opioid painkillers she’d been on for two years.

Courtney Turner attends a physical therapy session at Ranken Jordan with therapist Angela McCullough.
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The opening bars of Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” echo through a bustling therapy gym as 13-year-old Courtney Turner practices her physical therapy for the day: lip syncing.

 

Study Identifies Best Way To Treat Neck Pain

Oct 24, 2014

A multicenter study of 169 men and women with a common form of neck pain suggests that both spinal steroid injections and conservative treatment with physical therapy and painkillers work equally well to relieve pain in the short term. But over time, a combination of the two appears to offer the most relief.
 
Results of the study, led by pain specialists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, are described online on October 21st in the journal Anesthesiology.
 

Alleviating The Impact Of Traumatic Brain Injury With Yoga

Jul 18, 2014
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"Whether it's debate over the role of the military in the middle east or how to improve the health care system for veterans, the consequences of sending men and women into dangerous situations is on the front pages just about every day. One example: the complex and long term impact of traumatic brain injuries," says host Barbara Lewis. 

There's no actual cure for a traumatic brain injury, but there are ways of alleviating the physical and emotional pain.