Chronic Pain

The Evolution of How We View Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain: the Evolution of How We View It

In recent years, the incidence of chronic pain has reached epidemic proportions. Unfortunately, there is a long history of discrimination related to pain, which has not only spurred controversy, but it has also changed the way we—and our doctors—approach its treatment. Pain: the fight or flight effect Pain, in and of itself, is a necessary …

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Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia Make Chronic Pain Worse

Hyperalgesia: Why Opioids Make Chronic Pain Worse

Opioid-induced Hyperalgesia, or OIH, is a condition that is caused by the extended use of opioids, medications that are often prescribed for treating chronic pain. For acute pain, such as you would experience after surgery or following an accident or injury, opioid pain medication can be beneficial. In the days and weeks that follow, your …

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