Long Term Opioid Therapy Reconsidered Effectiveness for Chronic Pain Treatment of chronic pain with opioid has increased dramatically in recent years Evidence to support this practice is lacking. Myth: Opioids have been proven safe and effective for chronic non-cancer pain. Mark D Sullivan, MD PhD, Professor, University of Washington: We… Continue Reading Effectiveness of Opioids for Chronic Pain

– [Narrator] Amidst the opioid epidemic healthcare providers in Oregon are searching for alternatives to pain pills. – [Nurse] Remember playing with this? – Yeah. – Yeah, okay. – [Narrator] This is Moira Reeves. She’s six and has second degree burns throughout her body. – Okay, we’re gonna put on… Continue Reading Can Virtual Reality Replace Opioids As Pain Treatment?

Long-term Opioid Therapy Reconsidered Addiction is NOT Rare in Pain Patients Brought to you by: Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing Myth: Addiction to opioids is rare in chronic pain patients who receive long-term opioid therapy. RUSSELL PORTENOY, MD So many doctors were taught in school that if patients had real… Continue Reading Opioids for Chronic Pain: Addiction is NOT Rare

Translator: Ido Dekkers Reviewer: Ariana Bleau Lugo Say you’re at the beach, and you get sand in your eyes. How do you know the sand is there? You obviously can’t see it, but if you are a normal, healthy human, you can feel it, that sensation of extreme discomfort, also… Continue Reading How Do Pain Relievers Work? – George Zaidan

Pain is generally considered to be a unpleasant thing, no one likes the sensation of a pounding headache or a broken collar bone, so there has always been a market for analgesics or pain-killing remedies. Ancient Egyptians munched on myrtle leaves and smoked opium, Native Americans chewed up strings of… Continue Reading Why We Have Pain, & How We Kill It