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Migraines and Beyond: Narcotic Therapy and Pain Control

May 11, 20140 sec
Hosted by: Mark Nolan Hill
Guest: Joel Saper
Many physicians today feel overburdened by the task of pain management. The current state of pain management stands in sharp contrast to years past, when our options were once relatively limited in the treatment of pain associated with headaches and other ailments. When is it appropriate to prescribe narcotics, if at all, for these conditions? Dr. Joel Saper, director of the Michigan Head Pain and Neurological Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan, recounts how physicians' sensitivities have changed over the years. Are we now too sensitive to pain control? Dr. Mark Nolan Hill hosts.

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