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Opiates-Robert T Cochran

sassy411ssassy411 Posts: 199
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:52 AM in Chronic Pain
Has anyone read Dr. Cochran's books? His most recent has him changing his view on the use of opiates in CP. He once was biased against them & now embraces them whole heartedly.

I've given up reading books about my various spine issues & have moved on to pain management. The majority of books I've found thus far are pretty much all variations on the same themes: avoid opiates, do acupuncture, yoga, meditate, etc.

Cochran has the opposite perspective--medicate! He believes the right combo of meds is what "cures" CP.

He has some fascinating theories about bipolar & depression as it relates to the CP experience that I've not read elsewhere.

I'm not sure how I feel about his work at this point, but I was glad to find a different perspective than the same ol, same ol 7 day miracle back cure nonsense.

And it's interesting now that our government feels the need to stick it's snout into our pain meds to read a rather unique clinical perspective.
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