Combating Chronic Pain | WYPR

Combating Chronic Pain

Nov 12, 2019

Lower back pain is one of the most common forms of chronic pain.
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From migraines to lower backaches or knee troubles, chronic pain affects one in five Americans. This persistent misery takes a physical, emotional, and financial toll.

Susan Dorsey, co-director of the University of Maryland Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research, walks us through how the body’s pain response can go rogue. And Dr. Beth Hogans talks about moving away from opioids as a long term strategy for relief.

Click here for details about the Fifth Annual CACPR Symposium on November 22nd. Learn more about chronic pain here.