MORGANTOWN — For those suffering with chronic pain, it can affect their lives beyond the physical discomfort.
Doctors with West Virginia University, and from across the country, are hoping to change that.

They met in Morgantown to discuss alternative methods to pain treatment, rather than continued prescription
medications.

“In West Virginia, we do know that one of the problems we have from inadequate pain assessment and management
is the over-utilization of the opioid analgesics and drug-related problems that come from that. So, people need
to learn how to better manage pain,” Dr. Perry Fine, a professor of anesthesiology at the University of Utah, said.

He and other doctors spoke at the fourth annual Pain Lecture Series.

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