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How Pain Medicine Doctors Are Tackling The Opioid Crisis

Chronic pain is one of the nation’s most pervasive health problems, affecting about 100 million people. To alleviate patients’ suffering, pain medicine doctors have over the last few decades frequently prescribed opioids, a class of powerful and dangerously addictive medications. As the number of prescriptions has piled up, so have the rates of addiction and [...]

2017-04-04T12:03:00+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Tags: |1 Comment

What Causes An Opioid Overdose?

Opioids are a hot topic right now as the Centers for Disease Control recently released new guidelines for healthcare providers to follow before and during any opioid therapy treatment. This is especially important because these suggested guidelines lay down specific steps for providers to follow. Many of these focus on treating chronic pain in general. [...]

2016-10-24T14:01:38+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Latest On The CDC Opioid Pain Management Guidelines

In March of this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new pain management guidelines for health care providers relating to opioid use called the Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. Specifically, these guidelines laid out suggestions on how physicians should curtail writing prescriptions for opioids. In the case of chronic pain [...]

2017-01-30T12:54:23+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Latest Opioid Addiction Statistics

There has been a lot of controversy over the last few years about the risks and benefits of opioid painkillers as well as how they are used in treating chronic pain. It is important to note, however, that this does not include certain patients such as those diagnosed with cancer or those who are undergoing [...]

2016-10-24T14:01:43+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

5 New Prescription Pain Medication Research Findings

Pain is almost never a good sign and it affects more people in the U.S. than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. The main treatment for pain comes from prescription pain medications most of which are known as opioids. These meds are extremely valuable when fighting chronic pain, but can lead to some serious side [...]

2016-10-24T14:01:44+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia: A Counterintuitive Finding of Pain Medicine

By Ted Swing, Ph.D Medications are one of the most common treatments for pain. Their effectiveness for immediate pain is well-established and they can be effective for treating chronic pain as well. One of the most widely used types of pain medications are opioids, such as morphine or oxycodone. Studies have found that these medications [...]

2016-10-24T14:02:26+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Rising Opioid Prescription Rates May Be Ushering In Heroin Epidemic, Researchers Say

Increasing opioid prescription rates have escalated the number of people abusing the drug. And while the majority people taking the pills don’t abuse them, the epidemic and its implications are shaping the national drug abuse conversation. Frighteningly, some measures intended to curb the disturbing trend have only turned the most vulnerable opioid abusers onto heroin. [...]

2016-10-24T14:02:33+00:00 February 17th, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

4 New Studies On Prescription Painkillers

Prescription painkillers are one of the most commonly used methods to treat chronic pain. Research has shown that the most commonly prescribed pills, opioids, are risky and sometimes fatal. At Arizona Pain, we believe in reducing your pain while improving your quality of life, and we’re often able to do that without opioids. A range [...]

2016-10-24T14:02:33+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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