Turns out, the relationship between pain and depression is bidirectional, with one intensifying or increasing the likelihood of the other. Is there a link between pain and depression? Yes — that’s why it’s critical to understand and treat both conditions.
When you’re ready to live life without opioids, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using Suboxone for pain can help you safely navigate this change. It helps minimize the symptoms of withdrawal, making it easier to reduce dependence on opioids and reduce risk of side effects. Here’s everything you need to know.
If you have lived through or witnessed a traumatic event or series of events, you may already be familiar with the symptoms of PTSD. But even after the event has passed and your symptoms are identified, you may start to notice another complication: pain. Is there a link between PTSD and chronic pain?
Here are some common questions people have about methadone treatment. If you suffer from chronic pain and substance use disorder, these answers can help you decide if this might be a good option to explore with your doctor.
One of the most common types of pain-causing, wear-and-tear conditions is cervical spinal stenosis. This stenosis is the narrowing of the spine that is most common in the lower back but can also affect the neck. Living with spinal stenosis in the neck can cause daily symptoms that impact your life. Here’s what you should know.
When your peripheral or central nervous system is damaged, the resulting neuropathic pain can be one of the toughest types to treat. Whether you are in constant pain or experience intense symptoms that come and go, most neuropathic pain is not likely to resolve itself. It’s critical that you get the support you need to find the best neuropathic pain treatments to help you get your life back.
When it comes to chronic pain, relief can be hard to find. Many patients, frustrated by their unresponsive pain levels, turn to opioids as their only choice. But research is finding that the risks of opioids far outweigh the potential pain relief (and that long-term pain relief is actually minimal). If this sounds like you, keep reading. Long used in medication-assisted treatment of substance use disorders, Suboxone for pain is an option that can safely moderate pain levels with less chance of dependence or addiction.
Neuropathic pain on its own is stressful enough. It can be difficult to diagnose and treat, and chronic pain conditions can lead to further mental health challenges. But can anxiety cause nerve pain? Here’s what we know, plus 14 treatment options for both.
Energy drinks are a growing trend for those looking for an energy boost. Some use it as a morning pick-me-up. Others use it to push themselves at the gym a little harder. No matter the reason, energy drinks are being consumed more than ever, but does that mean that they are a pain friendly choice? And, when it comes to pain patients, how do energy drinks affect you and impact your pain condition?