Simple, cost-effective pain management tools like eye-contact and smiling during the conversation can go a long way.
While the majority of chronic pain sufferers need only concern themselves with pain management, a small segment could face a double whammy in the form of opioid addiction. A recent study conducted by Geisinger Health System and New York University researchers found that 35% of patients with chronic pain who were being treated with opioid [...]
Pain management, not pain elimination – what does that really mean? Who wants to manage pain, anyway? With an estimated 86 million Americans suffering with chronic pain, it seems there’s a whole lot of pain going around. Why not just pop a pill and be done with it? Wait, that pill’s effects wear off and [...]
Depression associated with injury is not necessarily unexpected, but it is important to note that some people may react much more intensely than others. A recent Science Daily release showed that African-American men with chronic pain related to an accident, injury, illness, surgery or other causes are more likely to experience depression, affective distress and [...]