Many chronic pain patients are struggling to find adequate relief, thanks in part to the CDC’s new opioid prescribing guidelines. From Practical Pain Management.
“I do think it’s a fairly good indication that the guidelines have resulted in harm to many patients, and created a fair amount of uncertainty and even fear among prescribers,” Anson said.
Chronic pain patients should know about the link between seasonal affective disorder and chronic pain–and how to treat it. From Practical Pain Management.
If you’re dealing with chronic pain, SAD should be on your radar. Dr. Mogali says she sees many SAD patients who also complain of pain, and two small studies suggest that some patients with chronic fatigue syndrome or myofascial face pain may also show signs of SAD.