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originally posted by: Ursushorribilis
He might have a point on toughing it out a little. I have extreme back pain and I don't even take Tylenol. However, Sessions stance on "alternative" and natural pain relief doesn't sit well with me.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Nyiah
I have a bone spur that pinches a nerve in my neck. I've been through frozen shoulder. I have chronic migraine.
For the frozen shoulder it was "suck it up." If you've never had it, then I will say it was 6 months some of the of the worst agony I've lived through. Heat, ice, a cortisone shot, and naproxen were all I had against it until I went to the doc in tears and got a non-addictive sleep-aid to ease me through a couple weeks that were really rough.
Sometimes, you have to be told no. There were times I would have killed for a painkiller with that shoulder. I am still getting my mobility back and it still hurts some. But sometimes, you have to be told no.
originally posted by: 0zzymand0s
a reply to: LesMisanthrope
Do you know why Opioids were so commonly prescribed starting in the mid-90s?
Pain became the "5th vital sign" and doctors who didn't adequately address a patients pain were disciplined.
Did you know that "pain management" was a major component of all doctor and nurses 'satisfaction scores' up until last year?