Category: Pain

Handling the Truth

It is often uncertain as to how many back injured patients understand or are capable of understanding their complaints. They actually seem offended by their diagnostic information and distrustful that it is even accurate.” Dr. Adams: At the request of an orthopedic surgeon, I recently saw a patient who had two prior, unsuccessful back surgeries. …

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Self Medication

It is extremely important to determine to what degree a patient’s self medication and complicates his/her own recovery process In the acute (short term) treatment of pain, aggressive pain management can prevent the patient from developing fear and hopelessness regarding the future and his/her capacity to deal with painful residuals. However, many patients will attempt …

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Financial

Financial Advisor I have a patient who was injured >2 years ago. Despite three surgeries, she has not recovered sufficiently …
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Recovering

Recovering or Retribution We are a retaliatory species, and if someone causes harm to us, or to someone about whom we care, …
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Rx abuse

Rx abuse: We largely rely upon subjective assessments of pain. “How much does it hurt on a 1 to 10 scale?” I …
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