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TMS work in opioid addiction recovery

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by fern, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. fern

    fern Well known member

    According to this article, multiple studies have found that opioid use may actually increase pain sensitization (possibly independent of drug tolerance) over time, a condition known as "opioid-induced hyperalgesia."

    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/03/03/586621236/when-opioids-make-pain-worse (When Opioids Make Pain Worse)

    We all know that TMS work deserves a much more powerful and prominent place in ending the opioid crisis. This is another compelling piece of evidence in support of that. Not just as a straightforward replacement for opioids in chronic pain treatment, but as a part of addiction recovery - especially for people for whom chronic pain complicates the weaning process.

    ETA: I hope my post title isn't misleading. The article isn't about TMS at all - I was just thinking about how useful TMS work could be in dealing with this issue.
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  2. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    I couldn't agree more, Fern.

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