Chronic pain: Don’t steal lives, doc

I am on a pain killer. I know. The horror of it. I must be some sort of addict or something. Well, fuck that. I have no quality of life without them. And I have a right to quality of life and proper pain treatment. If I don't I do nothing. Doing nothing causes muscles … Continue reading Chronic pain: Don’t steal lives, doc

Chronic pain widespread in Canada

Pain is a complex beast that needs complex treatment. But there is a lot of chronic pain stigma. And we can't all afford the chronic pain treatments available. While there is an opiate stigma preventing one form of chronic pain treatment. The Angus Reid Institute released a survey Friday showing chronic pain is a much … Continue reading Chronic pain widespread in Canada

Opioid Pain Meds and higher prescribing rates of NSAIDs with chronic pain

According to a study published in The Journal of Pain negative doctor attitudes about opiate medications are closely linked with lower rates of prescribing them and more favourable attitudes linked with higher levels of prescription levels. "In 1994, Dennis C. Turk, PhD and colleagues at the University of Washington conducted a survey of physician attitudes … Continue reading Opioid Pain Meds and higher prescribing rates of NSAIDs with chronic pain