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July 2022

Study:  Patterns of opioid dispensing and associated wage replacement duration in workers with accepted claims for low back pain: a retrospective cohort study

written by Psychosomatic Addict Research study by Monash University – https://journals.lww.com/pain/Abstract/2022/08000/Patterns_of_opioid_dispensing_and_associated_wage.13.aspx The write up of the study on the Monash University website: https://www.monash.edu/medicine/news/latest/2022-articles/opioid-prescription-patterns-in-injured-workers It has been a while since I’ve had the pleasure of writing up a scientific study on chronic pain. Not because I… Read More »Study:  Patterns of opioid dispensing and associated wage replacement duration in workers with accepted claims for low back pain: a retrospective cohort study

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Why are people who live with severe, daily chronic pain not included in the conversation around pain management?

The title says it all. Why are those people who are living with daily, severe pain excluded from the conversation around pain management?  Why are we treated as problems with no solution, difficult, unpleasant and something to be swept under the rug?   With “patient centred… Read More »Why are people who live with severe, daily chronic pain not included in the conversation around pain management?