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Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can transcend the purely physical cause that set it in motion and turn into a crisis that envelopes the entire person. Learn more about how to manage it without letting it manage you.

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Brain & Pain

The brain is a very dynamic organ and can play an important role in managing health. Protecting your most valuable resource—your brain— is an important part of a winning pain management plan.

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Lifestyle & Habits

Becoming healthier is a key to helping manage pain.Carefully decide how you spend your time each day and what habits you cultivate. Learn more about the key traits of highly successful chronic pain sufferers.

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Treatments

We see ourselves as machines: If a part is broken, we fix it. Chronic pain doesn't follow this recipe. Standard medical treatments can certainly help, but if you are not careful, they can also stand in the way of progress.

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Is There a Doctor Identity Crisis?

If you are going to see a doctor today, then it is probably because something hurts somewhere in your body. Pain is the number one reason why a patient goes to the doctor, with over half of all doctor visits attributed to either some type of joint problem or to back pain.

When it comes to treating pain, doctors seem to be experiencing a bit of an identity crisis. The steep rise in overdose deaths attributed to opioids has created mounting regulatory pressures on doctors to prescribe less opioids. But just saying “no” doesn’t solve the problem or make it go away. So, when it comes to treating pain, what should be the role(s) of the physician? Let’s take a look at some of the usual suspects and go from there:

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