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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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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
One of the most common orthopedic surgeries today is a knee replacement operation. This is usually done for advanced arthritis of the joint and ongoing pain. Many people obtain profound relief after undergoing this operation. However, a small percentage of patients will continue to suffer from chronic knee pain, [...]