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Road Blocks To Adequate Pain Management

Many Doctors Are Not As Knowledgeable About Pain Management As They Could Be

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This may be the result of not having received adequate training or experience in pain management. Like some of their patients, they may have unfounded fears of narcotic addiction, or may be concerned of the legal ramifications of drug enforcement agencies for writing too many narcotic prescriptions.

According to the American Cancer Society, actions by drug enforcement agencies may be exaggerated by medical professionals, and should not be an obstacle to pain relief.

If you suffer from chronic pain, your doctor should provide the same time and attention to pain management as he does for the other medical aspects of your condition. If you’re not getting the pain relief you need, seek a doctor who specializes in pain relief. See the next section.

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