pain

May 23, 2018

Though Americans spend an estimated $80 billion to $100 billion each year in hopes of easing their aching backs, the evidence is mounting that many pricey standard treatments — including surgery and spinal injections — are often ineffective and

May 4, 2018

Each week, dozens of health care providers from rural Washington connect via video conference to a panel of specialists in Seattle with the hope of combating the opioid crisis statewide.

May 4, 2018

People in chronic pain are some of the most difficult patients to treat. They have complex circumstances that medicine can’t always remedy. Pain can be amplified, by depression and anxiety, genetics and quality of life. 

December 6, 2016

"When tribal leaders began to realize they had a serious problem with prescription opioids and heroin, they called on Dr.

April 17, 2018

"At the American Pain Society’s annual meeting last month, a research team led by University of Washington pain psychologist

April 13, 2018

Two recent scientific studies show that opioid prescriptions are relatively lower in states friendly to medical marijuana. They suggest that pot can be a useful tool in America's opioid crisis.

February 27, 2018

At a medical clinic in Seattle, Dr. Heather Tick takes a thin acupuncture needle and inserts it into Hannah Lilly’s neck.

January 25, 2018

The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, a 72-member organization, offers evidence for effective treatment of post-surgical pain, acute inpatient pain, cancer pain and chronic pain using nonpharmalogical methods.

Acupuncture
January 25, 2018

Heather Tick, a professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, is the lead author of a consortium pain task force white paper calling for a reform in pain treatment to elevate acupuncture, massa

January 25, 2018

Acupuncture, tai chi, yoga, music therapy, massage and mindfulness, once considered alternative therapies, have earned the endorsement of a national task force on pain relief.

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