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Are Your Pain Medications Causing More Pain?

Opioid pain medications (also often referred to as narcotics) are often used to manage pain. There are definitely times when these medications are needed; for example, following certain surgeries. But what about for chronic issues like back pain?  Is it possible these medications make pain worse? I have been reading a lot of medical literature on this topic. There is a growing body of research that indicates that prolonged use of pain medications actually cause an increased sensitivity to pain. This is quite the paradox because these medications are given to treat pain, but often lead to an increased sensitivity to pain that patients …

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