Acute And Chronic Pain
Pain and Pain Assessment
by the Medical Board of California
"There is no justification fo saying that opioids don't work and should not be given to FMS patients. That is not evidence based medicine, it is peer-pressure based medicine!" - Robert Bennett MD, FMS researcher, Oregon Health Services University, Portland OR
Chronic, unremitting pain not related to cancer is a facet - a serious, debilitating and costly facet - of many diseases and disorders. It is an unfortunate fact that numerous fallacious stereotypes (such as "too much pain medication always causes addiction") and cultural socializations (fact: women, children, and people of color are routinely prescribed less pain medication than white adult males; "only sissies complain about pain") have conspired to keep people suffering from chronic severe pain from getting the medication they need.
Between the people who have no clue as to how bad severe pain can be, to those doctors who believe pain is to be "managed" instead of suppressed despite the fact that such "management" does not enable the patient a modicum of functionality without screaming agony, to those who blame the victim for not getting better, the fact is that we give more consideration to the humane and painless euthanizing of animals and state executions of criminals than we do to helping, truly helping, people whose lives have been devastated by unrelieved pain. Hence the creation of this page, a source of information, resources, articles and links to informative sites.
your doctor's not breaking the law, why is he so paranoid about prescribing
appropriate pain medications for you?
Family Disapprove of Intractable Pain Treatment
Tylenol Toxicity Issue
Ideas in Pain Treatment
Broken link to report?
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