Topic 2: Pain Management
Pain is something that impacts a number of people, and whether it is chronic or acute in nature, it can have devastating consequences. Effective pain management is critical to improve function so that those who suffer from it can return to doing things that they enjoy, or which are necessary for their independence.
Many people utilize opioids for pain management, but because of the potential for addiction physicians are looking for other drugs to effectively manage pain. Visit the following webpage, published by the CDC, regarding how patients can safely and effectively manage their pain without using opioids. Choose one medication option and one non-medication option listed as options. For the medication, describe the mechanism of action and side effects and any interactions patients should be educated about. For the non-medication option tell how it can be effectively used to manage pain.
Website to visit: https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/featured-topics/pain-management.html
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