As you are likely aware, the prescribing of schedule II opiates (Percocet, Vicodin, Morphine, Fentanyl, etc.) has gained much attention over the past few years. The rules and guidelines regarding the prescription of these medications continue to change and become more restrictive in allowing us to provide narcotic medications to you and other chronic pain patients. These new rules and guidelines are being imposed by the Colorado Medical Board, CDC (Center for Disease Control), DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency), pharmacies and pharmacists, and most insurance companies, including Medicare, Medicaid, and almost all commercial insurance companies.

As your providers specializing in Chronic Pain Management, we are being tasked with helping you manage your chronic pain, and we’ll continue to strive to provide this care in a humane and compassionate nature while we respond and respect the changes being imposed on us by regulatory agencies. We are committed to help you manage your pain as safely and as effectively as possible. However, with the changes outlined by the governing agencies above regarding opiates for chronic pain management, the providers at Rocky Mountain Pain Solutions will have to include alternative methods, other than opiates alone, to help you manage your chronic pain. We may ask you to reduce your total dose of opiates being prescribed to meet these new guidelines, and require other supplemental treatments including injection therapies, physical therapy and home exercise programs, nutrition and diet programs, regenerative medicine therapies, and other treatment options your provider may recommend for continuing care at Rocky Mountain Pain Solutions.

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The term “pain management” is an oft-cited area of medical practice, and a growing number of patients are seeking pain management clinics that can provide them with much-needed relief from chronic conditions that cause discomfort.

Before making an appointment, it’s important to consider if a pain management clinic is the best fit for you. Thinking through factors such as clinic culture, services offered and medical approach are vital to your long-term happiness at a pain management clinic.

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By PRNewswire :The following is being released by Vertos Medical Inc.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – A comprehensive safety review of the minimally invasive mild® procedure was recently published in a press release that is gaining national attention.

The press release details a comprehensive safety review published in the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s Pain Medicine Journal. Authored by Drs. Robert Levy MD, PhD and Timothy Deer, MD, the review examines the impact of the mild® procedure across eight separate clinical studies that were completed at different locations in the U.S. and Canada and assessed over time frames that ranged from 12 weeks to over one year.

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By Dr. Jay Adlersberg and Eyewitness News

LONG ISLAND – Back pain in the elderly can have many causes. One type of pain is caused by spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal. It has very typical symptoms and may need major surgery to cure, but a new procedure shows promise.

Spinal stenosis can pinch nerves and cause back and leg pain. Patients are often in their seventies or eighties, not a good age for major back surgery to improve pain. Now, a simpler procedure that’s been available for less than two years may be an option.

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