New CDC guidelines have created a 72 hour window for your patients to access a pain specialist
For the physicians at Pain Specialists of Great Chicago, speed has always been important – as we know it is critical to treat pain in the acute stage before it becomes chronic. New CDC guidelines underscore our efforts, requiring that primary care and/or emergency physicians prescribe no more than three days of opioids for acute pain. These guidelines were developed to curb overuse and abuse, but could result in an increase in emergency and acute care visits if patients run out of opioids prior to being seen by a pain management specialist. That means, we have 72 hours to see a patient and develop a care plan aimed at controlling or eliminating their pain.
“We all know the majority of pain does not disappear in 3 days. Your patients deserve a back-up plan and access to high-quality pain management physicians and their staff who are trained to treat the sources of acute and sub-acute pain to prevent chronic pain”
– Scott Glaser, MD, DABIPP
President & Co-Founder, Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago
Help your patients control or eliminate acute pain by scheduling a consultation.
I want to "Thank You" for controlling my pain. I want to thank you for the opportunity to see my two children graduate college and then go on to achieve their master's degrees. We now live in Texas with our two children and our two grandchildren. We will be moving into our new home in about three weeks.
I had back pain so bad I couldn’t walk. I tried a chiropractor but got no relief. My husband has been using Dr. Glaser for years and suggested I go see him. I went and have never been happier that I did. I am pain free!!!! Also, I’d like to say that the office staff was very good too.