In this video, Dr. David Sherer, anesthesiologist and author of Bottom Line’s What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You blog, discusses current thinking when it comes to pain management. He believes that patients have to learn that not all pain is bad. In fact, some pain is not only acceptable but appropriate. The main thing is to be mindful of your pain and listen to what your body is trying to tell you. In addition, it is important to consider the mind-body connection when it comes to pain. Pain that causes undue distress should be treated, but it is crucial to avoid opiates whenever possible.

David Sherer, MD, is an American physician, inventor, and author. He currently practices anesthesiology in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and is a tireless advocate for hospitalized patients. For more great tips from Dr. Sherer, check out his other videos and Bottom Line blog “What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You.”

For more with Dr. Sherer, click here for his podcast and video interviews, or purchase his memoir, The House of Black and White: My Life with and Search for Louise Johnson Morris.

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