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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Apr 23, 2019

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy's role in chronic pain management

By Susan M. Bee, APRN, CNS @susanmbee
Any progressive pain clinic will include education on the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in the management of chronic pain. CBT consists of the connection of thoughts, behaviors and emotions that all effect how the body feels. It is a scientific fact that our thoughts effect our [...]
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy's role in chronic pain management
Apr 3, 2019

Intrathecal Pain Pump: Treating Difficult Cancer Pain

By Jason S. Eldrige, M.D. @jasonseldrigemd
Of all the challenges patients may face, one of the most difficult scenarios may be pain related to cancer.  In addition to being a serious medical problem that warrants immediate concern over one’s well-being, patients often worry about suffering with physical discomfort during treatment or in the case of [...]
Intrathecal Pain Pump: Treating Difficult Cancer Pain
Mar 5, 2019

Saying goodbye to chronic pain, thanks to nerve stimulation

By William D. Mauck, M.D. @williamdma
Originally posted via Sharing Mayo Clinic on March 4, 2019 Ron Schlicht thought the chronic pain he'd been living with in his right leg was never going to go away. That began to change, however, after Ron came [...]
Saying goodbye to chronic pain, thanks to nerve stimulation
Feb 13, 2019

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

By William D. Mauck, M.D. @williamdma
In the United States chronic low back pain affects approximately 25 million patients and millions of others experience pain following surgery such as total knee replacement, hernia repair, carpal tunnel release, amputation, mastectomy and others. Many of these patients [...]
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Jan 30, 2019

Over-the-counter pain relievers are alternatives to opioids

By Richard H. Rho, M.D. @richardrho
Opioid medications are among the most powerful pain relievers available and can be effective in managing severe short-term pain and cancer pain.  However, side effects including nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, constipation, and dizziness leading to falls are common.  Opioid addiction and death from overdoses are very serious issues that can occur [...]
Over-the-counter pain relievers are alternatives to opioids

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