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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 [...]

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Five Ways to Curb Opioid Use

By |2017-10-27T14:29:13-07:00January 17th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , |

Because of the controversy with opioid use for patients suffering from chronic pain and the risk for addiction, there is some concern in the medical community that the drugs be used safely and effectively. How can patients reduce their own use of these drugs? Here are five ways you can [...]

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Should Opioids Be Used to Treat Fibromyalgia Pain?

By |2016-10-26T15:31:19-07:00January 16th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , |

The medical community's understanding of fibromyalgia has increased greatly throughout the years. However, the true cause of fibromyalgia is still unknown. Unfortunately this means that the treatments for the condition are imperfect. Can opioids be used to treat fibromyalgia? Opioids help reduce pain by blocking the pain receptors in our [...]

Half of Non-Surgical Patients Prescribed Opiates

By |2013-12-20T20:34:55-07:00January 6th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , |

It may be shocking to hear that more than half of non-surgical hospital patients are prescribed opiates by their doctors after they are admitted to the hospital. These effective but highly habit forming drugs are being over-administered by the very doctors we trust with our health. A study published by [...]

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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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