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Innovative Non-Opioid Approaches to Manage Acute Pain: Melissa Ryan

Innovative Non-Opioid Approaches to Manage Acute Pain: Melissa Ryan

September 22, 2021

This summer, I had the pleasure of virtually sitting down with Melissa Ryan, LMT of Quality Health Massotherapy, based in Steubenville, Ohio, who shared how she utilized massage therapy to help patients manage their acute pain.

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Innovative Non-Opioid Approaches to Manage Acute Pain: Dr. Ali Nairizi

Innovative Non-Opioid Approaches to Manage Acute Pain: Dr. Ali Nairizi

August 19, 2021

In April, I had the pleasure of chatting with Dr. Ali Nairizi, a board-certified interventional pain specialist and board-certified Anesthesiologist based in Nevada, who is dedicated to optimally managing his patients pain using non-opioid methods.

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Innovative Non-Opioid Approaches to Manage Acute Pain

Innovative Non-Opioid Approaches to Manage Acute Pain

August 5, 2021

In late March, I had the pleasure of chatting with Dr. Joseph A. Best, an oral surgeon at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates based in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Dr. Best has performed extensive research experience in pain management and actively utilizes non-opioids to manage his patients’ pain.

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Reckless Saints of Nowhere: Oklahoma

Reckless Saints of Nowhere: Oklahoma

July 22, 2021

Jordan Parker was first prescribed oxycontin to manage post-surgical pain at the age of 12. Suffering from a long-term health condition, Jordan’s childhood and teen years were often spent in the operating room. As a result, Jordan found himself falling into an opioid dependency and an addiction that lasted 16 years. Thankfully, by the age of 29, Jordan forged a life in recovery, and since then he has been paying it forward by helping others struggling with addiction.

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Innovative Non-Opioid Approaches to Manage Acute Pain-Megan Doyle

Innovative Non-Opioid Approaches to Manage Acute Pain-Megan Doyle

July 8, 2021

In March, I had the pleasure of chatting with Megan Doyle, an occupational therapist at St. Luke’s Health System in Idaho who has completed a Fellowship in Pain Sciences through the International Spine & Pain Institute in partnership with Evidence in Motion.

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Combating the Opioid Epidemic in Rural America: Georgia

Combating the Opioid Epidemic in Rural America: Georgia

June 24, 2021

Rural areas face unique factors contributing to substance use, including isolation and lack of access to mental healthcare, both of which are exacerbated by strong stigmatization of substance use disorder.

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