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First Try Nonnarcotic Strategies for Managing Acute Pain

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Pain is classified as being either acute or chronic. Most surgeons and practitioners deal mainly with acute pain, which is usually postoperative pain. To manage acute pain, several nonnarcotic strategies have been adopted over the last 3 or 4 years in the process of curbing the opioid epidemic. Examples include preemptive NSAIDs and long-acting local anesthetics, preoperative and postoperative steroids in the form of local and systemic injections to reduce swelling and inflammation more...
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