The headaches didn’t begin when I was thirteen, but that was when they became frequent and severe enough to warrant a trip to the pediatrician’s office. She dismissed them as a byproduct of puberty, hormones gone slightly awry. She prescribed a healthy dose of rest and minimizing my stress—though I hadn’t mentioned stress, she knew I was an academically successful… Continue reading "The Chronic Pain Crisis: An Introduction"
About 50 years ago, one of the most destructive wars in American history took place. Thousands upon thousands of soldiers were drafted and killed, without a victory or ending in sight. Now, a similar crisis is occurring. Thousands upon thousands of Americans are dying. Each year, the number grows higher and higher. However, the cause of death is no longer… Continue reading "The Opioid Crisis: A New Vietnam?"