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 University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute in Baltimore. Dr. Wright is also an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
This page was last updated: January 7, 2014