Alternative Pain Management: Solutions for Avoiding Prescription Drug Overuse, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1799816818
  • ISBN-13: 9781799816812
  • DDC: 615.1
  • 388 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released April 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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With the growing dependency on prescription drugs and concerns about the rise of opioid addiction, providing effective pain management alternatives is a primary concern for health professionals and society. Online tools and alternative therapies are becoming more prevalent in supporting the management of pain and provide treatment opportunities for patients who do not want to rely solely on prescription medication. This essential reference source provides alternative solutions for managing and treating chronic pain, including the use of mobile applications, online programs, self-management strategies, and virtual reality. The book promotes further understanding of pain and how it is diagnosed and reviews pharmaceutical accountability when prescribing drugs for pain management. Topics include cryotherapy, pain assessment, and prescription tracking. For physicians, nurses, hospital staff, surgeons, medical professionals, pharmacists, researchers, academics, and upper-level students.