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When Your Chosen Profession Takes a Toll on Your Health

One construction worker’s struggles with pain, and its management. 

From about 2004 to 2014, “I was taking 12 prescriptions a day,” Mike recalls. This included up to 10 doses of the opioid Darvocet (dextropropoxyphene), later switching to multiple daily doses of Vicodin (hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen).

From Practical Pain Management.

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Your First Visit to a Pain Clinic

What to expect from a pain specialty practice or clinic.

After her primary care physician diagnosed her with chronic migraine 14 years ago, Wendy struggled to manage the pain that radiated from the corner of her right eye. “I didn’t just have pain in my head, it was in the neck, jaw, absolutely everywhere,” recalls the HR professional, who lives in the Indianapolis area.

From Practical Pain Management


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