What To Do About Back Pain, Part 2

The irony of pain meds As mentioned in Part 1, the human body has the incredible ability to adapt to opiates (pain medications), causing one to take higher and higher dosages over time. Unfortunately, it now seems that high-dose opiates are now associated with interruptions in deep-sleep cycles. It’s counter-intuitive—even the name “narcotics” is derived […]

What To Do About Back Pain, Part 1

As a chronic pain doctor, I receive a lot of referrals to see patients taking significant doses of pain medications, due to their back pain. However, Lamont’s referral request caught my eye. The note on the referral was from a family practice physician and it read, “Need help with his morphine for back pain! High […]