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Chronic Pain - Drugs

10/11/2014
01:07 | Author: Tyler James

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Chronic Pain - Drugs

A guide to the medications that effectively treat chronic pain: how to get the drugs you need, use them safely, manage side effects, and find relief.

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American Academy of Pain Medicine

8/10/2014
01:26 | Author: Emily Peterson

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American Academy of Pain Medicine

The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is the medical specialty society representing physicians practicing in the field of Pain Medicine. As a medical.

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The practice of pain medicine is multi-disciplinary in approach, incorporating modalities from various specialties to ensure the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of the pain patient.

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Narcotic Pain Medications - Spine-Health

6/9/2014
03:39 | Author: Tyler James

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Narcotic Pain Medications - Spine-Health

For severe episodes of low back pain or neck pain, narcotic pain medications (also referred to as opioids) may be prescribed. Clearly, narcotic agents are strong.

All narcotic agents have a dissociative effect that helps patients manage pain. It does not actually deaden the pain, but works to dissociate patients from the pain. Commonly used narcotics, listed in ascending order of potency (strength) include: In This Article:

For severe episodes of low back pain or neck pain, narcotic pain medications (also referred to as opioids) may be prescribed. Clearly, narcotic agents are strong and potentially addictive forms of medication and should only be administered by a physician.

In general, narcotic medications can be highly effective in treating back pain for short periods of time (less than two weeks). After the initial two weeks, the body rapidly builds a natural tolerance to narcotic medications and they lose their effectiveness. While some physicians believe that narcotics can be used long-term at low doses to treat chronic pain, narcotics are most commonly used to treat severe acute (short-term) low back pain or post-operative pain.

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Pain Medicine News

4/8/2014
05:32 | Author: Alex Watson

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Pain Medicine News

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“When you start looking at where you are in life and what you’ve done, this is one way to try to create a legacy for yourself in your community, to try to give back even more,” said Morgan Lorio, MD, a Tennessee orthopedic surgeon who helped create the Spine Health Foundation three... read more.

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Bundled billing: the combination of multiple entities’ fees into a single price. What could be wrong with that? A lot, depending on who is doing the bundling. And, in some cases, depending on why they’re doing... read more.

Although fibromyalgia, IBS, and other central pain.

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Pain Medicines (Analgesics) The National Kidney Foundation

2/7/2014
07:05 | Author: Sarah Gray

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Pain Medicines (Analgesics) The National Kidney Foundation

Analgesics are medicines that help to control pain and reduce fever, and Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a specific group of pain relievers.

See also in this A-Z guide: Drugs and Your Kidneys How Your Kidneys Work.

No. There is no evidence of risk regarding the regular use of aspirin in the small doses recommended for prevention of heart attacks. Use of a ‘baby aspirin’ (81-162 mg daily) is fine, even with reduced kidney function.

Check with your doctor to be sure you can use these medicines safely, particularly if you have kidney disease. Heavy or long-term use of some of these medicines, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and higher dose aspirin, can cause chronic kidney disease known as chronic interstitial nephritis.

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