Pain

A Second Chance for People with Headache Disorders

September 2, 2021

Headaches are just an excuse to avoid everyday responsibilities, society sometimes tells us, certainly not a “real” medical problem. My years of treating patients prove this stereotype utterly inaccurate.

A Better Way to Relieve Pain

August 25, 2021

Nearly six in 10 adults are living in pain, according to new data. But balanced pain management could be the key to helping many of them find relief.

Giving Patients a Say on Opioid Risks

June 17, 2021

Victory over pain is the greatest gift an anesthesiologist like me can offer his patients. I discovered that firsthand when I switched from general surgery to anesthesiology 20 years ago.

Gout Awareness Day 2021: More Knowledge, Better Life

May 21, 2021

Many people have heard of gout. They may even know that it’s a form of inflammatory arthritis that usually attacks joints. But it’s doubtful they know that 9 million Americans suffer from it. Or how painful and debilitating attacks can be.

Finding the Right Approach to Pain Management

May 6, 2021

When doctors like myself have the freedom to prescribe effective, FDA-approved treatments to their patients, everyone wins. But deciding the right type, dose and duration of pain medications can be challenging.

Insurers Block Pain-Blocking Devices for Migraine

April 16, 2021

For the 39 million Americans who experience migraine headaches, noninvasive devices offer a new option for stopping painful symptoms. Insurers, however, are giving the devices the cold shoulder.