An estimated 76 million Americans suffer chronic pain. Now, the pain field is evolving as doctors and pain sufferers look beyond opioids such as morphine, Lortab and OxyContin and take a look at meditation, acupuncture and herbs.
BY SONYA COLBERG •
Published: May 29, 2011
Pain management has changed dramatically since the days when doctors placed a bullet in a patient’s mouth and splashed whiskey on the wound. Now, specialists devote their lives to managing pain.