Chronic Pain Sufferers Can Make Traveling a Better Experience

For many chronic pain sufferers, travel can be a bit frightening as it takes you out of your comfort zone and throws you into the unknown. One way to manage chronic pain is to develop and stick to a certain routine, and the unexpected nature of travel can throw this whole system out of whack…. More…

New nerve stimulation improves back pain management

For most people suffering from chronic back pain, the only options for relief are therapy, surgery, or medication. Now, doctors are working on a new device that could help alleviate pain without medication. Not long ago, Roger Daughtrey was in so much pain he was almost completely disabled. “I like to do a lot of… More…

New, Persistent Opioid Use Common After Surgery

Approximately 6% of patients undergoing both minor and major surgical procedures continued to use opioids 90 days after surgery, according to a study of nationwide insurance claims data. The incidence of new persistent opioid use was similar between the minor surgery (5.9%) and major surgery groups (6.5%) for an odds ratio of 1.12 (95% CI… More…