Dr. Pohl on Linked In Discussing Managing an Injured Worker’s Case in a Workers’ Compensation Forum

“Good discussion everyone. This is really such a complex series of problems with complex potential solutions that will require all of us – prescribers, those involved in managing the injured worker’s case, and the patient. It is important to keep the following issues in mind: Initially the goal is relief of chronic pain. Prescribers are…

Watch Las Vegas Recovery Center’s Dr. Pohl comment on prescription drug abuse in Southern Nevada

LAS VEGAS – Prescription drug abuse has become a silent killer. Last year, 30,000 people died nationwide from prescription drug overdose. “We have a horrendous problem,” said Las Vegas Recovery Center Medical Director Dr. Mel Pohl. Alcoholism used to be the reason most patients entered the Las Vegas Recovery Center. Now, it’s prescription drug addiction.…

Dr. Pohl as conference speaker

Las Vegas Recovery Center’s Medical Director Dr. Mel Pohl will be speaking at several upcoming conferences. Check his calendar to see if he is coming to a city near you. As an innovator in the field of pain treatment, Dr. Pohl’s presentations present an enlightening and hopeful view for the future of pain management and…

Dear Colleagues… A Letter From Dr. Pohl to His Fellow Colleagues Regarding the Future Publishing of DSM-5

I had the opportunity to sit in a Symposium at the recent American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Medical Scientific Conference moderated by members of the work group that is creating the section of DSM-5 about Substance Use and Addictive Disorders. I was impressed by the sensible, well-thought out processes that went into the formulation…

Dr. Pohl’s Response to Huffington Post’s article, The Stigma Around Aging And Chronic Pain

Huffington Post’s article,”The Stigma Around Aging And Chronic Pain” begins with the quote by Albert Schwietzer, physician and humanitarian, “Pain is a more terrible lord of mankind than even death itself.” This is a sad concept, especially considering “Chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined, and is the top-cited reason…