UPC Pain Physicians strongly advocate use of masks and social distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community. UPC staff members routinely screen patients and strongly advocate and educate the need to wear masks and practice social distancing to stop the spread and resurgence of the pandemic in the Chicagoland area.
Rate plateaus as doctors are urged to recommend nondrug pain treatments
The number of Americans abusing prescription painkillers has leveled off in recent years, but there is no apparent decline yet.
That's the finding of a new study tracking the U.S. opioid abuse problem. Researchers found that after a large spike in the early 2000s, Americans' misuse of prescription opioid painkillers has plateaued in recent years.
New Knee Procedure Eases Arthritis Pain Without Surgery; Getting a Second Opinion; Video Throwing Analysis
Dr. Sandeep D. Amin discusses a new, non-invasive knee procedure called “cooled radio frequency ablation” (Coolief), that could bring some relief for patients suffering from debilitating chronic pain, for whom surgery is not an option.