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02 Nov
A portion of this editorial was published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Letters to the Editor section on Monday, March 21, 2016: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new prescription guidelines strongly urge physicians to cut back their use of opioid painkillers in the treatment of chronic pain. Specifically, the CDC guidelines outline a multidisciplinary approach that includes interventional…
02 Nov
The issue of prescription drug abuse is making its way into the public spotlight, spurred along by an increasing number of news stories and even its inclusion as an issue in the 2016 presidential race. Opioids are a key part of that discussion, especially since deaths involving prescription opioid overdoses in the U.S. increased 3.4-fold from 2001 to 2014.[1] This…
02 Nov
Advanced Pain Management (APM) is proud to be among the growing number of providers in this country working to reduce the number of opioid prescriptions given and, in doing so, prevent as many medication-related deaths as possible.  APM’s efforts align well with the recent CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, which states, “Patients with pain should receive treatment…
02 Nov
Opioids are a powerful class of drugs, but their use is coming under more and more scrutiny, mainly due to the high levels of prescription misuse, addiction and overdose. While finding alternatives to opioids is one component of this often complicated issue, determining what factors predispose people to abuse and addiction may be just as important. Previous research into opioid…
02 Nov
Pain comes in many forms – and alternative pain treatment options do, as well. So . Should you seek acupuncture for low back pain? What about for fibromyalgia? And when are massage, relaxation and yoga warranted? At the beginning of September, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health – part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – went…
02 Nov
This holiday season, don't let shopping become a pain - in your back, neck or anywhere else. Nowadays, there are easier ways to stock up on gifts for everyone you love - and avoid pain in the process. Here are a few quick tips.
02 Nov
Chronic pain doesn't just change the way your body works; it can also wreak havoc on your brain. In fact, pain can result in changes to multiple important regions of the brain, which are involved in many critical functions and processes. Learn more about how your pain may be affecting you - and how you can work to stop it -…
02 Nov
We all know that foods have the ability to impact pain levels. Some foods (and drinks) are linked to increased inflammation, for instance, while other foods can noticeably decrease it. It turns out, according to a recent report, that the things we consume are also linked to migraines. The new review found that there are several key foods to avoid…

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