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Pain Management (Part 1)

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Uploaded on Jun 2, 2009

About the Video:
An estimated 85 million Americans are currently living with chronic pain, which adds up to billions of dollars in health care expenses and lost productivity each year.

Part one of this two-part interview with pain management specialist Dr. Thelma Wright discusses strategies and treatments for various types of chronic pain. One particular type of chronic pain mentioned in this video is back pain. Other topics covered in this video include:

Chronic vs. acute pain
Causes of chronic pain
Children and chronic pain
Pain medications
NSAIDS (Advil, Motrin)
Side effects of pain medications
Opiods
Role of the pain psychologist.

About the Expert:
Dr. Thelma Wright is the director of the University of Maryland Pain Management Center located at Kernan Hospital in Baltimore. She is also an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Related Links:

Pain Management (Part 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M53IGi...

Dr. Thelma Wright
http://www.umm.edu/doctors/thelma_b_w...

UMMC Pain Management Center at Kernan
http://www.kernan.org/pain/index.htm

Pain Management FAQs
http://www.kernan.org/pain/faq.htm

Feature Story: Taking the Pain Out of Pain Management
http://www.kernan.org/pain/feature_st...

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