Primary care physicians play a key role in caring for patients with chronic pain. But many clinicians — and insurers — fail to emphasize the value of nonopioid alternatives.
Patients with different chronic pain diagnoses recorded similar brain changes, a new study finds, suggesting a need for new treatment approaches.
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Many adults take corticosteroids for short-term symptom relief — but providers may want to consider possible side effects more closely.
For some surgery patients, a prescription to ease postoperation pain leads to continued opioid use months afterward.
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.