Pain Management

What is pain management?

Chronic Pain Medicines

Treatment of chronic pain usually involves medicines and therapy.

Medication Vs. Therapy: Treatment Options For Pain Management.

Pain is a serious problem for many people. There are different approaches to chronic and immediate pain.

CBD oil: Uses, health benefits, and risks

Cannabidiol oil is used for health purposes, but it is controversial. There is some confusion about what it is, and its effect on the human body.

Cannabidiol (CBD) may have some health benefits, but there may also be some risks. Contents of this article: What is CBD oil? How CBD works ;Potential health benefits;Potential side effects and health risks

Cannabinoids in health and disease

Cannabis sativa L. preparations have been used in medicine for millennia. However, concern over the dangers of abuse led to the banning of the medicinal use of marijuana in most countries in the 1930s. Only recently, marijuana and individual natural and synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists and antagonists, as well as chemically related compounds, whose mechanism of action is still obscure, have come back to being considered of therapeutic value

Current Status and Prospects for Cannabidiol Preparations as New Therapeutic Agents.

This article provides an overview of the pharmacology and toxicology of CBD; summarizes some of the regulatory, safety, and cultural issues relevant to the further exploitation of its antiepileptic or other pharmacologic activities; and assesses the current status and prospects for clinical development of CBD and CBD-rich preparations for medical use in the United States.

Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version This cancer information summary provides an overview of the use of Cannabis and its components as a treatment for people with cancer-related symptoms caused by the disease itself or its treatment.

What is Suboxone®?

This article covers uses, side effects, and rehab for Suboxone.

Drug testing in pain management is vital for the patient’s safety and assurance of compliance. Opioid mortality can be decreased by toxicology testing to monitor for: coadministration of other drugs that may adversely react to prescribed medication, nonadherence to dosage prescription, and illicit drug use. Toxicology testing involves general immunoassay measurement to get qualitative results and then confirmation using LCMSMS for qualitative results.

This review article summarizes research on how pain and pain management drug drugs can affect hormone production, specifically cortisol, pregnenolone, DHEA, testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, triiodothyronine (T3), and thyroxine (T4). The article suggests that hormone testing at a pain establish visit would help to determine pain extremity and if hormone therapy is required to address pain symptoms. It also suggests that hormone testing be done periodically through a patient’s pain management because use of opioids may cause hormone suppression.