Doctors conduct study to help patients cope with chronic pain, overcome opioid addiction

Doctors conduct study to help patients cope with chronic pain, overcome opioid addiction

Publication date: Aug 10, 2019

Michael Kennedy knows all about coping with chronic pain.

In an attempt to numb that pain, doctors gave Kennedy a smorgasbord of prescription pills, which led to an opioid addiction that almost caused him to take his life.

Amy Wachholtz, Ph. D. of CU Denver, has a goal of treating both chronic pain and opioid dependency simultaneously.

Narayana Varhabhatla, M. D. of the UCHealth Pain Management Clinic, says prescribed opioids are responsible for about 40 deaths a deaths a day in America, and that there are very few studies, if any, that chronic pain gets better with opioid use.

Kennedy’s cure from chronic pain no longer comes from prescription pills, but rather from yoga.

Concepts Keywords
Chronic Pain Perception
Coping RTT
Denver Euphoriants
Epidemic Nociception
Fentanyl Opioids
God Morphine
Mexico Pain management
Michael Kennedy Fentanyl
Narayana Heroin
Opioid Analgesic
Opioid Addiction Chronic pain
Opioid Dependency
Opioids
Pain
Pelvis
Physical Fitness
Smorgasbord
Street
UCHealth
Yoga

Semantics

Type Source Name
gene UNIPROT STAB2
disease MESH opioid addiction
disease MESH chronic pain
gene UNIPROT COPE
gene UNIPROT NUMB
drug DRUGBANK Tropicamide
drug DRUGBANK Fentanyl
gene UNIPROT SHOX2
gene UNIPROT COL25A1

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