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It’s Time to Reconsider Opioid Use for Acute Pain

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Much of the discussion about overuse of opioids recently has been about the dangers of long term use.  Few have questioned the “need” for opioids for acute pain, such as post-surgically or immediately after a serious injury.  The 2016 CDC opioid prescribing guidelines recommend that doctors prescribe opioids for acute pain for three days or […]

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The Undertreatment of Pain

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Over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.  Chronic pain costs the United States about $300 billion annually in medical expenditures and approximately $300 billion on lost productivity.  These frequently cited statistics, alarming in their own right, do not even begin to quantify the suffering of those in chronic pain and the negative impact on […]

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Pain Patients Weigh In On Medical Marijuana

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Twenty-five states now have medical marijuana laws.  Provisions of the laws vary widely.  Restrictions are common in terms of the number of medical conditions that are covered by the law, how geographically accessible medical marijuana is in terms of who can sell it and how many dispensaries there are, the qualifications and training of those […]

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Can Diet Heal Chronic Pain?

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One of the essentials for good health is to give your body the raw ingredients it needs to function.  The right raw materials are needed to create new cells to maintain tissues and organs and to create essential bio-chemicals, including hormones, neurotransmitters, digestive enzymes, etc.  The way we do that is primarily through our food.  […]

 
 
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