Opioids and Musculoskeletal Pain


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We speak with Pharmacist, Pene Wood (PhD, BPharm, Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy at La Trobe University), about the growing issue of opioid dependence, appropriate uses for opioids, and alternative solutions.

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00:27 Can you introduce yourself?

00:56 Can you give us an overview of what opioids are, what opioid dependence is, and why this is a big issue lately?

03:54 What are the appropriate uses for opioids?

04:40 What are the stats on opioid addiction?

05:30 Why has it taken so long to find out the dangers of opioids?

06:44 What are other medications or non-medicinal options for people?

08:03 How can physiotherapists and other HCP’s help people who have been taking opioids long term?

10:36 How much interaction do you have with patients about alternatives to opioids?

12:32 Are there any signs of opioid dependence?

13:39 Are there certain medications that are over prescribed? Nerve pain medications?

15:24 What is the process like for someone to wean off opioids?

16:16 Can you tell us about your pain experience with your fall off your bike and dislocated elbow?

18:52 Any new insights from this injury?

19:34 Any advice you have for people who have gone through an injury and then developed chronic pain?

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