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The Future of Opioid Regulations

By |2016-11-03T08:39:26-07:00January 30th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , |

Opioids. Opiates. Prescription painkillers. Heavy narcotics. All of these are names that can refer to the prescription medicines that resemble opiates in their pharmacological effects. They may include drugs containing morphine, codeine, oxycodone, or hydrocodone. With proper use, these prescriptions can be a safe way to manage pain and create [...]

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 [...]

Urine Drug Tests for Prescription Painkiller Management

By |2016-11-03T08:40:21-07:00January 17th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , |

One of the key preventative strategies for safe prescription painkiller management is the use of urine drug tests. Education in itself is important for better managing prescription painkiller use as both the patient and physician need to be fully aware of the potential for risks. Abusers of prescription painkillers often [...]

How to Monitor Opioid Use

By |2017-01-27T12:10:21-07:00January 13th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , |

Because of the increased risk of dependency and addiction with opioid medications it is important to for both doctors and patients to monitor the use of these drugs. There are so many warning signs and red flags that it is important to work with a doctor, especially experienced pain specialists, [...]

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 [...]

Operation OpioidSAFE Counteracts Chronic Pain

By |2016-11-03T08:40:34-07:00January 10th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , |

The realities of chronic pain among U.S. veterans are sobering. The Department of Veterans Affairs can't actually estimate exactly how many soldiers have chronic pain, since the military mentality of keeping quiet about pain, along with other combat-related side effects, has made it difficult for veterans to admit to their [...]

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