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Fraud in Chronic Pain Care – Chronic Pain patients being charged for interventional pain procedures that never happened

More from Adele Ferguson and Chris Gillett on the over-treatment and overcharging from some anaesthetists and surgeons when treating chronic pain patients. It uses the same phrase that I used in my article – chronic pain patients are ‘cash cows’. And as one of the… Read More »Fraud in Chronic Pain Care – Chronic Pain patients being charged for interventional pain procedures that never happened

New Study shows that Spinal Cord Stimulators do NOT Reduce Pain, or Improve Quality of Life or Function in Back Pain.

The data on spinal cord stimulators is in, and the news is NOT good. Recent research, done in Australia and led by Dr Adrian Traeger, published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews found: “Data in this review do not support the use of spinal… Read More »New Study shows that Spinal Cord Stimulators do NOT Reduce Pain, or Improve Quality of Life or Function in Back Pain.

opioids and back and neck pain

“Life is a misery” for chronic pain patients force tapered off opioids

This article was shared by Chronic Pain Australia, the consumer voice for Australian’s living with chronic pain, as part of National Pain Week.  https://www.australianpharmacist.com.au/breaking-the-vicious-cycle-of-chronic-pain/ It quotes the President of Chronic Pain Australia, Nicolette Ellis, an advanced practice pharmacist, discussing the results of the National Pain… Read More »“Life is a misery” for chronic pain patients force tapered off opioids

People on long term opioid therapy are ‘irrational’ and unable to engage in shared decision making, according to Dr Mark Sullivan

In my many years working as a patient advocate, in the area of chronic pain, I have seen and heard a lot of…garbage.  People talk a lot of garbage, and pain science seems to attract a lot of garbage science.  And yes, garbage scientists. It… Read More »People on long term opioid therapy are ‘irrational’ and unable to engage in shared decision making, according to Dr Mark Sullivan

Opioid Reduction Strategy Backfires – reduced opioid use during surgery leads to increased opioid use and increased rates of chronic pain

In recent years, as part of the fear campaign against the use of opioids in pain management, there has been a push to use less, or even no, opioids for pain relief post- surgery.  Non-opioid medications, such as paracetamol (Tylenol) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories are being… Read More »Opioid Reduction Strategy Backfires – reduced opioid use during surgery leads to increased opioid use and increased rates of chronic pain

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