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Pain is a difficult challenge faced by many patients living with chronic disease. It has an impact on a person’s physical, psychological and emotional health. In fact, chronic pain is the second most common reason for outpatient visits in the U.S. and is accompanied by enormous health expenditures. Fortunately, scientific understanding of pain is growing—even in the midst of a national opioid crisis.
Pain researcher William C. Becker, was joined by CreakyJoints patients and staff for a one-hour webinar to discuss this important topic. Pain Management –Opportunities & Challenges includes information about neural pathways involved in pain, “central sensitization”, pros and cons of using opioids for pain management, the new CDC Guideline for “Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain”, and multi-model approaches to pain management. The presentation is followed by a Q&A with Dr. Becker, an expert in the field.
Here are a few of our key learnings:
The above are just a few takeaways from the one-hour event. Check out the embedded video, or head over to youtube.com/creakyjoints to view the webinar in its entirety.
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