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.