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Pain Management Resource Blog

The Truth Behind Herbal Supplements

Posted by Brenda Poppy on Mar 21, 2017

Plants have been used for centuries as a method to control pain and inflammation, and they're a remedy that's still used by many people today. But, since herbal supplements aren't held to the same standards as other medicines, not all actually deliver on what they promise.

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Topics: Blog, Treatment Options, Complementary Treatments

What do Pain Patients Really Think of Opioids?

Posted by Brenda Poppy on Feb 28, 2017

It seems like everywhere you turn nowadays, there's another scientific study expounding on the dangers of opioids. But what about the people who are in pain and are taking opioids daily to manage it - what is their perspective on utilizing opioids for pain? Specifically, how helpful do they find opioids in treating their pain – and what drawbacks are they seeing from prolonged use? A new study presented at the America Society of Anesthesiologists’ annual meeting sought the answers to these crucial questions.

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Topics: Blog, Opioids, Treatment Options, Opioid Abuse, Medication Management