Pain Management 1 of 2
An estimated 85 million Americans are living with chronic pain, which adds up to billions of dollars in health care expenses and lost productivity. This program features an interview with a pain management specialist who talks about strategies and treatments for chronic pain, including back pain.
Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:
- Chronic vs. acute pain
- Causes of chronic pain
- Children and chronic pain
- Pain medications
- NSAIDS (Advil, Motrin, etc.)
- Side effects of pain medications
- Pain psychologist
Dr. Thelma Wright, director of the University of Maryland Pain Management Center, which is located at Kernan Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Wright is also an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
This page was last updated: July 12, 2013