Items Tagged ‘morphine’

Ask the Doctors - Could marijuana ease my chronic back pain?

March 20, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Could marijuana ease my chronic back pain?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I try not to use opioids for my chronic back pain, but I’m finding myself turning to them more often. Could marijuana help? Dear Reader: Pain is one of most difficult aspects of medicine to understand. No one can actually feel the pain of another person, but we can see the suffering that […]

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Tags: anti inflamatory, cbd, Chronic Pain, codeine, decrease inflammation, Dr. Robert Ashley, hydrocodone, immune system, marijuana, morphine, muscle spasms, opioids


Opioid drugs: Use with caution

August 24, 2017

Opioid drugs: Use with caution

By uclahealth uclahealth

Abuse of opioid pain relievers is a serious and growing public health concern in the U.S., and around the world. If you need to take opioids, carefully weigh the risks and benefits with your doctor — especially if they’re being prescribed for chronic non-cancer pain rather than for temporary pain resulting from an injury or […]

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Tags: addiction, dependence, fibromyalgia, morphine, neuropathy, opioid prescription, opioid use, opioids, overdose, pain relief, physical dependency


previous fracture of cpine in an accident 45 years ago.  Recent fracture of vertebral body due to running and/or accidental kick by psychotic patient

October 31, 2016

previous fracture of cpine in an accident 45 years ago. Recent fracture of vertebral body due to running and/or accidental kick by psychotic patient

By mr8418 mr8418

To anyone who has ever suffered with a vertebral fracture, you know the pain is unrelenting, radiating, disabling and painful beyond belief. My original injury was due to a fall from an amusement park ride back in the 70s. After nearly a decade, I was back to skiing, running and playing sports. 30 years later […]

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Tags: Dr. Carol Mangione, morphine, opiates, oxycontin, pain, patient stories, spinal fractures, surgery, vertebral fracture


Better pain relief speeds recovery after colorectal surgery

June 26, 2016

Better pain relief speeds recovery after colorectal surgery

By Phil Hampton phampton

As we’ve seen from the much-reported rise in abuse of prescription opioids, use of the painkillers can be fatal when not properly managed. But even under the careful supervision of a physician, opioid use can cause a less severe problem – opioid-induced constipation, leading to delays in a patient’s discharge after surgery. Now, UCLA physicians […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, bowel function, colorectal surgery, Dr. Aman Mahajan, Dr. Anne Lin, Dr. Maxime Cannesson, morphine, narcotics, opioid prescription, opioid-induced constipation, opioids, pain management