Chronic Pain Video

Opioids for Chronic Pain DON’T WORK

Although the United Kingdom has not seen the same levels of use as the US, the safety of opioids is still a major issue. Currently, around 13% of the adult population in England are prescribed opioids.

In this video, I’m going to let you know WHY opioids don’t work for chronic pain and why the repeated prescribing of opioids for chronic pain is a major issue.

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I’m Mahin, an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist and Independent Prescriber specialising in Pain Management, working in the West Midlands, UK.

I started The Wellness Puzzle to help people live a life full of enjoyment and experiences, with the freedom of knowing their health or pain will not be a barrier, in the same way I have helped many of my patients.

Outside of work as a Physio and The Wellness Puzzle, I love travelling, coffee, cricket, creating new experiences with the people close to me and keeping active.

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00:00 Intro
01:27 What is an Opioid?
01:52 What are the Common Side Effects?
02:20 Tolerance vs Dependence vs Addiction
04:52 How do Opioids Work?
08:21 Why do they NOT Help Chronic Pain?

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