Study Finds Link Between Chronic Pain and Smoking

Women who smoke daily more than double their odds of having chronic pain, according to a study at the University of Kentucky. Photo by Tiffany Dawn Nicholson Women who smoke heavily are more likely to experience chronic pain, according to a recent study at the University of Kentucky. Over 6,000 Kentucky women were surveyed on … Read more

Stigma: Opioids, addiction, and chronic pain

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two part series on the stigma of chronic pain. This focuses on the chronic pain patient. The second installment features the stigma of being a pain physician. We invite your comments. These are challenging days. Persons who suffer with chronic and intractable pain are facing widespread public … Read more