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Reducing Painkiller Risks

By |2016-11-03T08:28:04-07:00February 11th, 2015|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , |

Chronic pain is a complicated issue. Defined as pain lasting longer than three to six months, chronic pain has no simple fix. Recent research on pain treatments and protocols has called into question indiscriminate use of opioids as a pain reliever for chronic pain patients. These painkillers have risks that [...]

Opioid Legislation: What’s New And Why It Matters

By |2016-11-03T08:28:05-07:00February 9th, 2015|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , |

It has been over 200 years since doctors first crystallized morphine for use as a pain management medication. In 2015, many other forms of the opioid morphine exist. For many years now opioids have been one of the first medications a doctor reached for when confronted with a patient’s acute [...]

Our 10 Favorite Nevada Pain Posts Of The Year

By |2016-11-03T08:28:57-07:00December 29th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , |

This year there was so much to talk about, and at Nevada Pain’s Inside Pain blog we examined new research, offered tips and suggestions for positive lifestyle changes, and found new ways to support our patients and their families. Here are ten of our favorite posts from 2014. 1. Online Resources [...]

Operation Medicine Cabinet Has A Big Success

By |2016-11-03T08:32:11-07:00August 15th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , |

These substances contribute to more overdoses every year than heroin and cocaine combined. One of them has been called the most dangerous drug in Clark County, leading to nearly 150 deaths in 2013. Traces of these substances have been found in nearly 80% of the streams sampled in a recent national survey. In [...]

Opioid Use And Chronic Pain In The Military

By |2016-11-03T08:33:00-07:00July 14th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , |

Chronic pain in the military is increasingly being viewed as a serious concern. As we discussed a few months ago on this blog, stereotypes and military culture had made it difficult to estimate the amount of chronic pain among soldiers. At the time, the Department of Veterans Affairs estimated that there [...]

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