Opioids.. Can they make pain worse?

Opioids are widely prescribed therapies used to manage moderate-to-severe pain.  However, since their dramatic surge in usage (especially for the management of chronic non-cancer pain), there has been a staggering rise in opioid-related emergency room visits, opioid abuse, addiction, overdoses and deaths in the United States. There is a growing body of evidence showing that opioids can cause a clinically significant medical condition known as…

Important Fibromyalgia Facts

Mar 22nd, 2016 Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Treatment News Dr. Silver 2 min read

Fibromyalgia affects about 8-10 million Americans and 2-3% of all people around the world, predominately women.  Fibromyalgia is characterized by diffuse body pain, sleep difficulties and fatigue.  Many other symptoms can accompany Fibromyalgia including irritable bowel, “fibro fog,” headaches and irritable bladder.  Despite the improvements in both research and treatments for Fibromyalgia in recent years, the syndrome remains one of the most complex conditions for…