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Posted in Good Doctor vs Bad Doctor

When to be Afraid of your Doctor – Part 1

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This post is about educating patients on how to spot a dangerous situation before they get in too deep or too dependent on a prescriber whose intent is to exploit them for reasons other than providing honest and compassionate medical care

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Posted in Op-Eds Pain Management Education for Patients

A Prescription for America – Anti-opiate Phobia

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A prescription for America, a dose of rationality and facts not designed to make you afraid but to educate you and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

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Posted in Chronic Pain News Pain Management Education for Patients

Experimental drug may ease opioid withdrawal symptoms

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A drug that scientists originally developed to treat depression may have promise for the treatment of opioid withdrawal, researchers say.

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Posted in Chronic Pain News Pain Management Education for Patients

Research links PTSD to Exasperation of Chronic Pain

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Our findings suggest that trauma exposure is linked to elevated clinical markers of central sensitization but a critical factor in this relationship is the mediating effect of current PTSD symptoms.

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Posted in Drug Abuse

Abuse of Opioid Alternative Gabapentin Is on the Rise

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Long considered safe and non-addictive, gabapentin is increasingly showing up in the bodies of people who overdose on heroin and prescription opioids. Researchers are now finding that the alternative painkiller has become a drug of abuse.

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Posted in Ohio Guidelines and Regulation Pain Management Education for Patients

How to Survive Your Next Trip to the Emergency Room

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Guidelines are still lacking and need further refinements for situations where chronic pain patients experience acute pain scenarios such as surgery, accidents and exacerbations of existing medical conditions

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Posted in CDC Guidelines Pain Management Education for Patients

Pharmacokinetics and the fallacy of One Size Fits All

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Imagine what would happen if doctors suddenly began prescribing fixed dosages of insulin for diabetics. If a diabetic died as a result of being under medicated, wouldn’t this be considered malpractice?

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Posted in Chronic Pain News Pain Management Education for Patients

Risk for Addiction Compared to Alternatives

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How many of us actually ask doctors, “What are the odds of having this complication listed here on this form?”

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Posted in Pain Management Education for Patients

Honesty, Dignity, Respect and Compassion

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Fear often makes people act irrationally. Fear can push us to the point where we lose our civility and like animals, we tear at each other in an effort to hang on to what we fear we are about to lose.

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Posted in Pain Management Education for Patients

Chronic Pain Management Strategies

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Share the News11  2     13SharesBy R Carter Not a week goes by anymore that I’m not reading about another death in the chronic pain community, a results…

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