Opioids: Not an Effective Stand-Alone Treatment for Chronic Pain Following Surgery
Patients need multimodal treatment options for their post-surgical chronic pain.
The Pain Sensitivity Questionnaire and Pain Catastrophizing Scale were found to be predictive of a chronically painful state in patients undergoing spine surgery in a comparable manner.
Variation exists in opioid prescribing practices among clinicians in single-hospital systems, which prompts concern about the potential for opioid overprescribing.
Women who undergo vaginal delivery in the United States may frequently be prescribed opioid medications for pain within 1 week of hospital discharge, often dispensed at high doses and in ...