Pain Topics

  • August 04, 2017 / 2 Comments Will Brain Injuries End the Game of Football?

    Sports are central to American culture; they teach kids the concepts of hard work, perseverance, and teamwork. Each sport has its own risks for specific injuries, but football is particularly dangerous because it can cause extensive damage to the brain. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that […]

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  • May 29, 2016 / one Comment The Painful Truth According to @SteveTransform of @transformdrugs

    According to Steve Rolles, Senior Policy Analyst for Transform (who was quoted in an article in Sputnik News): “The drivers of drug dependence are a complex mix of social and cultural factors — including [such] inequality as poverty, as well as wider issues with education, mental health and social service provision. Problematic drug use tends […]

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  • May 16, 2016 / 0 Comments Prince and Why We Need More Compassion About Addiction

    We don’t yet know why Prince died. The facts aren’t in, and I don’t want to draw conclusions until I have more information. That said, some entertainment media outlets (TMZ, Variety, and more) are reporting that Prince was treated with naloxone, which is the antidote for opioids including heroin, in the days before his death. […]

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  • May 16, 2016 / one Comment This is How Prince’s Death Begins Conversation about Addiction

    The Conversation Is About Compassion and Addiction When I published my recent blog, Prince and Why We Need More Compassion About Addiction, I began by saying that we didn’t yet know why Prince died. The facts weren’t in, and I didn’t want to draw conclusions until I had more information. I still don’t have all […]

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  • May 16, 2016 / one Comment Open Letter to Prince’s Supporters and Devoted Fans

    Fans and Supporters Saddened by Loss of Prince When the news broke about the death of Prince, and reporters began to link his death to a possible opioid addiction, I empathized with his fan base and supporters who were deeply saddened by the loss. All the facts weren’t in — they’re still not — but […]

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  • April 25, 2016 / 0 Comments This is the Opioids Paradox for Chronic Pain Patients

    Our wise elders had a saying: moderation is the key to happiness. Unfortunately, there is little moderation where opioids are concerned. They are both over-prescribed and under-prescribed for patients in chronic pain. This results in what I call the opioids paradox. Read the whole post here on my book blog: The Painful Truth

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  • April 25, 2016 / 3 Comments Will New Opioids Restrictions Reduce Overdoses?

    Politicians and some government officials tell us that the new CDC opioid guidelines will reduce deaths due to overdoses. But, based on the evidence we’ve seen so far, that is unlikely. The latest CDC report shows a continual increase in opioid-related overdose deaths despite about a 25% decrease in the number of opioids prescribed.  This […]

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  • November 20, 2015 / 0 Comments How Does Your Brain Respond to Pain?

    We love this TEDEd lesson on the complicated topic of pain. Check it out then tell us your stories and respond on Twitter using hashtag #mindonpain.

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  • November 09, 2015 / 0 Comments Interview with Robert Twillman, M.D. – Question #4

    Dr. Lynn Webster: Hello, this is Dr. Lynn Webster. Thank you for listening to this pain topic series of interviews on lynnwebstermd.com. Today I’m proud to have Dr. Bob Twillman, most of you probably are aware of Dr. Twillman. He is executive director for the American Academy of Pain Management and I believe is probably […]

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  • November 03, 2015 / 0 Comments Interview with Robert Twillman, M.D. – Question # 3

    Dr. Lynn Webster: Hello, this is Dr. Lynn Webster. Thank you for listening to this pain topic series of interviews on lynnwebstermd.com. Today I’m proud to have Dr. Bob Twillman, most of you probably are aware of Dr. Twillman.   Dr. Lynn Webster: Hello, this is Dr. Lynn Webster. Thank you for listening to this […]

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  • October 26, 2015 / 0 Comments Interview with Robert Twillman, M.D. – Question #1

    Dr. Lynn Webster: Hello, this is Dr. Lynn Webster. Thank you for listening to this pain topic series of interviews on lynnwebstermd.com. Today I’m proud to have Dr. Bob Twillman, most of you probably are aware of Dr. Twillman. Dr. Lynn Webster: Hello, this is Dr. Lynn Webster. Thank you for listening to this pain […]

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  • October 08, 2015 / one Comment Interview with Robert Twillman, M.D. – Question #2

    Dr. Lynn Webster: Hello, this is Dr. Lynn Webster. Thank you for listening to this pain topic series of interviews on lynnwebstermd.com. Today I’m proud to have Dr. Bob Twillman, most of you probably are aware of Dr. Twillman. He is executive director for the American Academy of Pain Management and I believe is probably […]

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  • July 16, 2015 / 2 Comments INTERVIEW WITH MICKE BROWN, RN – QUESTION #5

    Dr. Lynn Webster [Dr. Webster]: Hello, this is Dr. Lynn Webster. Thank you for listening to this Pain Topics series of interviews on LynnWebsterMD.com. Today I am joined by Micke Brown, the Corporate Secretary & Steering Committee Chair of ThePainCommunity.org. Micke is a registered nurse with experience in clinical advisement, communications, consumer and health care […]

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  • July 08, 2015 / 0 Comments INTERVIEW WITH MICKE BROWN, RN – QUESTION #4

    Dr. Lynn Webster [Dr. Webster]: Hello, this is Dr. Lynn Webster. Thank you for listening to this Pain Topics series of interviews on LynnWebsterMD.com. Today I am joined by Micke Brown, the Corporate Secretary & Steering Committee Chair of ThePainCommunity.org. Micke is a registered nurse with experience in clinical advisement, communications, consumer and health care […]

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  • June 23, 2015 / 0 Comments INTERVIEW WITH MICKE BROWN, RN – QUESTION #3

    Dr. Lynn Webster [Dr. Webster]: Hello, this is Dr. Lynn Webster. Thank you for listening to this Pain Topics series of interviews on LynnWebsterMD.com. Today I am joined by Micke Brown again; she is Corporate Secretary & Steering Committee Chair of ThePainCommunity.org. Micke is a registered nurse with experience in clinical advisement, communications, consumer and […]

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