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Long-Term Effects of Opioid Withdrawal

By |2016-12-23T14:43:38-07:00January 28th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , |

One of the primary concerns with prescribing opioid medications to patients is the possibility of developing a dependence to the drugs. Opioid dependence is classified as a tolerance to the medication that requires the patient to take higher or more frequent doses to achieve the same level of pain relief. [...]

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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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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 [...]

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