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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 [...]

Risks of Opioid Use

By |2016-11-03T08:40:45-07:00January 7th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , |

Opioids are a class of medications that are often used to treat moderate to severe pain that has not responded to other milder medications, like ibuprofen and Advil. These prescription painkillers include codeine, morphine, and oxycodone. Many people do use opioid medications in order to find pain relief and have [...]

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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