Adult Pain Medicine

Welcome to the Adult Pain Medicine Page. Pain medicine is a specialty devoted to patients suffering from variety of chronic pain disorders, offering a wide range of therapy approaches. Follow this page to stay up-to-date on pain therapies, patient stories and useful information related to pain management. Our goal is to connect you with others and provide resources to help inform your decision making. Post a comment and share your thoughts.

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Oct 30, 2019

Back in the game after rehabilitation for debilitating pain

By Kris Luhman @krisluhman
  At 35, Tyler McDonald felt like his best years were behind him. Affected by mystifying mobility issues and severe pain, he needed a cane and heavy pain medications to move through his days. Withdrawn and depressed, Tyler's outlook was grim — [...]
Back in the game after rehabilitation for debilitating pain
Jul 1, 2019

Living and thriving after 15 years of crippling opioid addiction

By W. Michael Hooten, M.D. @wmichaelhootenmd
  Originally posted  via Mayo Clinic News Center Ken Start is an optimistic, energetic husband, father and grandfather with a job and family he loves. It's a life Ken's fought for, but one he almost sacrificed to opioid addiction. For 15 [...]
Living and thriving after 15 years of crippling opioid addiction
Jun 26, 2019

The Dreaded Pain Scale

By Oludare (Dare) O. Olatoye, M.D. @oludareolatoyemd
Nearly every medical appointment you go to these days will ask if you are experience pain. If you say "yes" the next question is likely "please rate your pain on a 0 to 10 scale." This can be confusing to you as a patient and you might be wondering, [...]
The Dreaded Pain Scale
Jun 12, 2019

Chronic Use of Tramadol

By Christine L. Hunt, D.O. @christinehuntmd
Dr. Cornelius Thiels and colleagues including Dr. W. Michael Hooten recently published an article, “Chronic use of tramadol after acute pain episode: cohort study” in the British Medical Journal. The key conclusion of this study is that the medication tramadol, which although an opioid medication is considered by the [...]
Chronic Use of Tramadol
May 28, 2019

Defeating Foot Pain With Neurostimulation

By Tim J. Lamer, M.D. @timjla
Originally posted via Sharing Mayo Clinic on May 22, 2019 There was a time in her life that Valerie Nicolaison didn't think she would ever be able to take her Chihuahua, Colt, for a walk. Day in and day out for [...]
Defeating Foot Pain With Neurostimulation

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