Opioids don’t work for most people with chronic pain. A pain expert explains why doctors should consider other options for their patients.
Research suggests that patients and physicians should be aware of opioid use before elective operations such as hysterectomy and bariatric surgery.
A new digital tracking system was behind the decrease — suggesting a potential partial solution that other health systems could adopt to fight the opioid epidemic.
Exhausting the body’s pain management system can leave those with chronic conditions unable to find relief — either naturally or via opioids.
The opioid epidemic is well documented, yet physicians still are wary about whether cannabinoids are better options for chronic pain. Neither is a perfect solution.