Munson Pharmacist Awarded For Pain Management Expertise

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Baumann became interested in treating chronic pain during his residency in the early 1980s when end-of-life cancer patients werent treated well for pain, he said. Over the ensuing years, he saw the pendulum swing in the other direction: physicians began adopting an aggressive pain management approach not only toward the dying, but the population at large. Its become a perfect storm. We have patients in pain who could benefit (from opioids), but we have a larger and larger population who are abusing them, he said. Now the pendulum is swinging back toward a more conservative approach, he said. Baumann said his own epiphany toward pain management came in the 1990s while working with a man who while hunting broke bones in his back after falling out of a tree stand. Medication eased the pain, but chiropractors north york not all of it; increased dosages didnt seem to help. But the man eventually felt good enough to hunt again with his cross bow. When that happened, he became engaged in life again, Baumann said.
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Pain management

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Men, in my mind, were supposed to be tough, unconcerned. They were supposed to speak little and worry about nothing. Men had square jaws and broad shoulders and deep voices. Men never wanted to curl up in the corner when faced with something difficult. Men liked sports and cars andwhat? Sports cars? Men liked saying misogynistic things about woman. Men were a cross between Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden and Clint Eastwood as pretty much anybody. But I wasnt like that at all. I was, in fact, the opposite of all those things. And so, for me, because of my genetic makeup, the answer I found was in drugs. Drugs made me not care. Drugs took the pain away.
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Research and Markets: 2013 Report on the International Pain Management Devices Market

Pain notifies prospective or real damage to the body caused from an injury or a disease. Pain inhibits the process of recovery from an injury or illness and adversely affects the individual’s health and outlook. Currently, more than 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain of varying degrees. With increasing aged population and absence of a full-fledged pain management therapy, demand for better pain management therapies, addressing acute and chronic pain, is on the rise. While a major portion of conventional treatment for pain management is cornered by opioid and non-opioid therapies, devices are making their presence felt in the pain management space. Technological innovations, greater clinical validation proving the efficacy and safety of pain management devices coupled with the rising awareness are key factors expected to play a pivotal role in increasing the adoption rate of pain management devices among patient population. Key Topics Covered: I. Introduction, Methodology & Product Definitions II. Executive Summary
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Managing Cancer Pain

In the United States, it is a controlled substance and is classified as a Schedule I agent (a drug with increased potential for abuse and no known medical use). The Cannabis plant produces a resin containing psychoactive compounds called cannabinoids. The highest concentration of cannabinoids is found in the female flowers of the plant.[1]Clinical trials conducted on medicinal Cannabis are limited. The U… Read the General Information article > > For mild to moderate pain, the doctor may prescribe a Step 1 pain medication such as aspirin, acetaminophen , or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Patients should be monitored for side effects, especially those caused by NSAIDs, such as kidney, heart and blood vessel, or stomach and intestinal problems. When pain lasts or increases, the doctor may change the prescription to a Step 2 or Step 3 pain medication. Most patients with cancer -related pain will need a Step 2 or Step 3 medication. The doctor may skip Step 1 medications if the patient initially has moderate to severe pain. At each step, the doctor may prescribe additional drugs or treatments (for example, radiation therapy). The patient bayview sheppard chiropractic should take doses regularly, http://bayviewwellness.com/massage-therapy/ “by mouth, by the clock” (at scheduled times), to maintain a constant level of the drug in the body; this will help prevent recurrence of pain. If the patient is unable to swallow, the drugs are given by other routes (for example, by infusion or injection). The doctor may prescribe additional doses of drug that can be taken as needed for pain that occurs between scheduled doses of drug.
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