Pain

Insurance Red Tape Keeps Patients in Pain

November 23, 2021

By Mehal J. Desai, MD, MPH - A grandmother in need of a hip replacement, an all-American high school swimmer with a bad shoulder and a 40-year-old construction worker with nerve pain in his elbow.

Staving Off the Pain

November 11, 2021

Veterans are tough. We’re trained to push through, suck it up and fight back. But living in pain doesn’t have to be a fact of life as we age.

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.