Chronic Pain Management at a Crossroads - Addressing a Public Health Crisis
Chronic Pain the most common reason that people visit a doctor's office in the USA. This is especially true for aging seniors. People are searching for ways to manage chronic pain. Barbara Turner, MD,MSED walks us through this complex issue of how and why this is a public health crisis as well as answering the following questions and more:
What is Chronic Pain and how is this impacting the U.S.?
What are the risks and benefits of opioid therapy in managing chronic pain?
Where are we going with chronic pain managment?
Is there a role for non-pharmacologic managment?