Pain Medicine: Is it Skewing Your Priorities?

Pain Medicine: Is it Skewing Your Priorities?

I am in the luxurious position of spending most of my time doing exactly what I want to do. Of course, there are still toilets to clean, laundry, bills and taxes, but I love my day job and spend my free time cooking good stuff, doing yoga, practicing calligraphy and...
Five Ways to Boost Energy After Opioid Withdrawal

Five Ways to Boost Energy After Opioid Withdrawal

Patients who have stopped using opiates and gone through the withdrawal process often wonder why their energy is so low and ask about ways they might boost it. After extended use of opioid pain medications such as Oxycontin, Percocet®, Opana®, Dilaudid®, Vicodin®,...
My Doctor Refuses To Prescribe My Pain Medication!

My Doctor Refuses To Prescribe My Pain Medication!

John is a 60-year-old man who was the victim of a motor vehicle accident in 1996 that left him with multiple injuries, including skull, vertebral and other bone fractures. He was hospitalized for several weeks and basically had his entire face rebuilt and rods placed...
How Pain Perpetuates Addiction

How Pain Perpetuates Addiction

My good friend sends me articles she reads that have to do with addiction. This morning she sent me a quick story from the New York Times that describes a woman’s experience of having surgery in Germany: “After Surgery in Germany, I Wanted Vicodin, Not...