Opioids for the Treatment of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Myths and Misunderstandings

March 24, 2010

(AUDIO) Jennifer P. Schneider, MD, PhD, a specialist in addiction medicine and pain management, discusses the myths and misunderstandings that prevent physicians from prescribing opioids for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and low back pain.

Jennifer P. Schneider, MD, PhD, a specialist in addiction medicine and pain management, discusses the myths and misunderstandings that prevent physicians from prescribing opioids for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and low back pain. She also discusses the difference between physical dependency and addiction and offers assessment and treatment tips to physicians who are contemplating prescribing opioids for patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Opioids for the Treatment of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Myths and Misunderstandings