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Pain is inevitable, it’s life. Unnecessary pain is wasteful and it sucks.
Doctors’ superpower is writing prescriptions. While lots of research has been done about non-pharm pain, doctors aren’t familiar with it.
Public policy doesn’t support non-drug solutions. It funnels people to doctors and medication.
Attitude and attention impact pain. If you focus on life rather than pain, the pain can be more manageable. We’re in control.
The 1-10 pain scale has limited value unless you’re evaluating what’s not working for acute pain.
We could teach our kids about pain differently. Think, dancers and other athletes.
While cannabis may be helpful for chronic pain, it’s not a panacea, especially for young brains.
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