The majority of Americans are living with pain, according to the findings from a report recently released by the National Center for Health Statistics. Pain affects more than your body, increasing stress and depression which can make pain worse, leading to a vicious cycle.
Lawrence Poree, MD, MPH, PhD, discusses the intersection of neuromodulation, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the opioid crisis in pain management, as well as techniques such as TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) to help alleviate pain and depressive symptoms.
To learn more about pain management, check out the other programs in this six-part series Advances in the Understanding and Treatment of Pain taught by leading experts at UC San Francisco who explore the causes, consequences, and treatment of pain as well as barriers to providing effective pain relief.
Watch Technology vs. Pain and Addiction: Advances in Neuromodulation.