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How Does Painkiller Tolerance Occur?

By |2016-11-03T08:39:45-07:00January 27th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you have never experienced it yourself, you have probably heard others say that the same amount of painkillers simply don't work for them anymore. Just how does this type of painkiller tolerance happen? Sometimes the effects can be psychological and sometimes they can be biological. First, we need to [...]

How Can Opioids Influence or Exacerbate Mental Health Issues?

By |2018-04-11T10:12:13-07:00January 10th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When faced with the need to medicate for chronic pain, patients need to feel comfortable asking questions and taking control of their care. Opioids are a common treatment for many pain issues, but there are some risks and it is important to be aware of them. A study by Oregon [...]

Adolescent Abuse of Painkiller Medications

By |2013-12-20T20:54:16-07:00January 9th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , |

While we understand that abuse of painkiller medications is a problem in this country for adults, we also need to consider how this issue is be affecting our young people. In a study by the American Psychological Association, it was shown that adolescent children have a greater risk of developing [...]

New Research on Profiles of Opioid Abuse

By |2016-11-03T08:40:40-07:00January 8th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , |

The abuse of prescription medications, specifically opioids, is unfortunately not uncommon. Several high profile celebrities have battled with opioid abuse in the public eye. However, new research is showing some interesting similarities in the profiles of prescription drug abusers. Oxycodone and hydrocodone are the most preferred drugs among 75% of [...]

What Are Opioids?

By |2017-12-09T15:11:53-07:00January 2nd, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Opioids are a class of medication derived from the opium plant. Their primary function in medicine today is for pain relief and to sedate patients. These medications have a history that spans thousands of years. Watch This Video About The Pros and Cons of Opioid Therapy Often, opioids [...]

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