Joint Pain

Opioids

Opioids and the Long Term use of Pain Medications

For a number of years, prescribing opioids to individuals suffering with chronic pain was the gold standard of pain management. As time wore on however, it became apparent in the medical community that these drugs were creating a dependency in patients, opening Pandora’s box on the lasting impact of opioid addiction on patient lives. To …

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Non-Opioid Pain Treatment

Non-Opioid Pain Treatment: Working Against the Opioid Crisis

Over the last two decades, the rise of opioid prescriptions as a treatment for chronic pain have risen exponentially. Initially found to be both safe and effective, the medical community later learned that these medications not only resulted in additional and lasting impairments, but were less effective at treating several types of pain than initially …

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Fibromyalgia Pain

How to Cope With Fibromyalgia Pain?

What is Fibromyalgia? “Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues” (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fibromyalgia/symptoms-causes/syc-20354780). It’s widely believed that fibromyalgia increases pain by impacting the pain signals that are sent from the brain. Fibromyalgia is more likely to occur in women than men and can start after a traumatic …

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