pain management

Pain Specialist Urges a New Dialogue

The Lund Report
Acute pain, chronic pain need to be understood and managed differently

October 15, 2012 -- The problem with how we address pain doesn't just lie with the medical community, and the problem is not solely that prescription painkillers are overprescribed, said Dr. Alex Cahana, a pain specialist with the University of Washington who spoke at a recent pain management conference in Portland.

Seminar presents holistic view of pain management

The Lund Report
Organizers said the course represents a shift in thinking about prescription opiates

May 24, 2012 --More than 200 doctors, nurses and others in the health care industry gathered in downtown Portland last week to learn more about how to help patients manage pain without solely relying on prescription medication, as well as what to do when medication stops working.

Chronic Pain Patients Face Medical Marijuana Trouble

The Lund Report
Very few doctors are willing to allow opioids and marijuana together

June 17, 2011 – Christine Mullins was diagnosed two years ago with fibromyalgia, a condition causing complete body-wide pain. The only way she’s found relief has been a regular dose of Oxycontin, an opioid prescribed by her doctor.

Legislature Takes Up Prescription Monitoring Program

A bill to track prescriptions of controlled substances faces heated opposition from the ACLU as it has in past sessions

June 17, 2009 -- People addicted to pain medications know the ropes. They go from one doctor to the next and end up with multiple prescriptions for such painkillers as Oxycodone or Vicodon.

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