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Reducing the Burden of Chronic Pain

Pain research at PCOM.

Pain Research

Chronic pain affects nearly one third of the population in the United States. As with other disorders, this condition can seriously affect one’s quality of life. While opioids are helpful for reducing pain, they are not effective in all patients and their potential for misuse and addiction has led to a national crisis. Ongoing clinical studies at PCOM focus on the use of non-opioid medications to improve analgesia and reduce opioid dosage.