My patients seem to have a love-hate relationship with pain meds. Either they love them too much and sleep through their rehabilitation session, or they are so afraid to take them that they cannot tolerate their therapy. It's hard to strike a balance. Add fears of addiction to the mix, such as when patients are presribed opioids for chronic pain, and medication management can quickly become a nightmare. What is a chronic pain sufferer to do?
If you have questions about medications, such as what is safe and why certain pills don't work for everybody, this guide is a good place to start.