Medications

By Dr. Peter Abaci If you’ve seen the regular stream of stories in the media about the “opioid epidemic,” the thought of starting an opioid pain medication might make you a little uneasy. But if you are scheduled for an elective surgery, dental work, or experience an acute injury, your doctor is likely to prescribe one – an estimated 1 out of every 5 patients with non-cancer pain are prescribed opioids by their doctors. So how can you make sure...
By Dr. Peter Abaci
Although I am not an advocate of relying on supplements to get proper nutrition (I always recommend food, first and foremost), they can be extremely helpful in our toxic and stress-filled lives, and especially when needing to target specific issues.
Optimize your mind-body connection with information and resources that empower you to reduce pain and its impact on your brain and body. (1) Understanding Pain in less than 5 minutes, and what to do about it! (5:00) View it here. (2) Learn out Pain Psychology (12:47) View it here.
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By Dr. Peter Abaci
This is Health Revolution Radio with Dr. Peter Abaci. Today's topic: breaking down the CNN town hall on painkillers.
Stanford Medicine News Center covers new research led by Dr.
Canada and the U.S. have seen alarming increases in opioid prescribing and in opioid-related overdose deaths. Prince's tragic opioid-related death further highlights this international public health problem. Indeed, the spectre -- and reality -- of opioid limits have sent shockwaves through segments of the chronic pain community. The vast majority of individuals prescribed opioids take them responsibly, yet are now subject to laws created to...
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“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb in his skin and walk in it.” That was the immortal advice given by Atticus Finch to Scout in the classic American novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by the late Harper Lee. Scout’s journey would eventually become impactful, leading her to break down many stereotypes and preconceptions along the way, but only after she learned to see things from the...
The National Pain Report published an interview to address the question - what happens after opioids are limited or stopped? Patients with chronic pain are being unfairly punished for the actions of addicts. And, importantly: how do we treat pain differently? Beth Darnall, PhD addresses all of these questions and more.

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