Pain Management

Back pain causes Americans to lose more than 264 million days of work each year and is the leading causing of disability worldwide. If you’re one of the many suffering from this common condition, Atlantic Health System’s Spine Care program can help get you back on the job. We offer individualized treatment plans to effectively manage the pain caused by herniated discs, compression fractures, sciatica and other spinal disorders. In addition, our neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons specialize in minimally invasive spine surgical techniques (MISS) that result in shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries. Request information >



Pain Management Programs and Screenings
 
Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”

Pain Support Group
This education and support group is open to people with chronic pain and their families.
First Monday of every month, 5:30 to 7:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Fifth Floor, Neuroscience Community Conference Room
For more information and to register, please call 908-665-1988.
 
Chambers Center by PALM Health
Our state-of-the-art, personalized medicine clinic and wellness club offers a comprehensive range of medical, preventive care, mental health, fitness, nutrition, spa and therapeutic services designed to improve overall well-being. Learn more >


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Mixing Marijuana With Opioids May Not Be Good for Mental Health

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- As America continues to struggle with an opioid epidemic, marijuana has been suggested by some as a safer alternative to opioid painkillers. But taking the two together may leave users vulnerable to mental health issues, a new study finds.

Not only that, researchers found that those who combined pot and opioids for pain were also more likely to abuse other drugs such as cocaine, alcohol and sedatives.

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Fewer Opioid Painkillers Can Still Control Surgery Pain

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 -- Surgery patients can routinely be prescribed fewer opioid pills -- even just a handful -- without sacrificing their pain relief.

That's what doctors at hospitals in Michigan are reporting after analyzing a statewide effort to curb post-surgery opioid use.

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