Posts: Chronic pain
The term ‘paradigm shift’ is bandied around freely in medicine – and other sciences – these days. It suggests a sideways shift in the direction of thinking in any particular field of endeavour. Originally proposed by the science philosopher, Thomas Khun (hence the term ‘Khunian paradigm shift’), it was meant to show that big advances […]
An estimated one in five Australians suffer from some form of chronic pain.
Many use prescription medications, including opioids like morphine, to help get them through the day.
However a new study has revealed that using opioid painkillers to treat chronic nerve pain can actually make the pain worse, and last much longer.