Cutting edge therapies for chronic pain are being developed in Chicago at Rush hospital. "The incidence of chronic pain is significant," said Dr. Asokumar Buvanendran the Anesthesiology Department Chair at Rush University Medical Center.
Medical Assistants (MAs) Recognition Week is Oct. 18 through Oct. 22, and University Pain Centers is celebrating the hard work of each and every one of our MAs, who are an integral part of the multifaceted team.
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.