February 6, 2019
Adult Lecture Series: How To Manage Chronic Pain Without Opioids
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Speaker: Dr. Carter Jones, Board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine with a Ph.D. in Pharmacology.
Chronic pain is a common and complex medical problem. Historically, opioids have been a mainstay of treatment for patients with pain, however their inappropriate use has revealed serious consequences, without demonstrating evidence of benefit, especially with long-term use. In contrast, there are many distinct non-opioid therapies that have been shown to produce sustained improvements in both pain and function. The goal of this talk is to discuss what non-opioid treatments are available for chronic pain and the evidence to support them, from conservative approaches like psychotherapy to more invasive techniques like spinal cord stimulation. By combining these approaches, most patients can achieve a life of satisfactory pain control and function.