Tag: life

The opioid crisis is the challenge of this generation

August 16, 2019, 10:30 AM EST _______________________________________________The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill. Every generation of Americans faces a defining . Our founding generation, when faced with a fundamental choice, chose independence — knowing full well the potential cost. World War II’s “Greatest Generation,” with democracy as…

Pain Management Standardization is Needed, Some Experts Say

SARA E. TELLER — August 9, 2019 Photo by Kat J on Unsplash Studies reveal major disparities in pain treatment across patient groups. The lack of pain assessment standardization means that physicians continue to be subjective in determining whether reported pain requires treatment.  And, research suggests that this subjectivity disproportionately affects certain patient groups. For example, physicians…

My Journey Continues…

I have been living with regional chronic pain (RCP) for 25 years and have had a intrathecal pain management pump (IPMP) inserted in my abdomen for 18-20 years of that. Approximately 4-5 years ago my workers compensation insurance company approached me to see about buying me out and offered, $225,000 for future medical and once…