Event Title

Investigating Chronic Pain Treatment: Is Kratom Worthy?

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Rachael Denny

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Faculty Mentor

Prof. Kleanthe Caruso

Document Type

Poster Presentation

Date of Publication

2021

Abstract

Chronic pain is a burden millions of Americans live with daily. Insufficient pain management has led to poor quality of life, abuse potential, and increased suicides among chronic pain clients. With fear of abuse potential and decreased ability to complete activities of daily living using current approved opioids, Americans seek out alternative treatment modalities. For generations people have sought out alternative, herbal, and medicinal substances to assist in healthcare management. A tropical plant in Southeast Asia, Kratom or Mitragyna speciosa, has increasingly become a substance of investigation for its pain relief properties and benefits. There is substantial evidence that Kratom has therapeutic properties in pain treatment without the many adverse effects associated with prescription opioid use. This article aims to provide evidence supporting the need for change in chronic pain management by understanding current treatment options, medical providers and client's preferences, and a plan to integrate into practice a viable alternative therapy for client's using Kratom to promote quality of life and safely manage chronic pain.

Keywords

Kratom, Chronic Pain, Opioids

Persistent Identifier

http://hdl.handle.net/10950/3028

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Investigating Chronic Pain Treatment: Is Kratom Worthy?

Chronic pain is a burden millions of Americans live with daily. Insufficient pain management has led to poor quality of life, abuse potential, and increased suicides among chronic pain clients. With fear of abuse potential and decreased ability to complete activities of daily living using current approved opioids, Americans seek out alternative treatment modalities. For generations people have sought out alternative, herbal, and medicinal substances to assist in healthcare management. A tropical plant in Southeast Asia, Kratom or Mitragyna speciosa, has increasingly become a substance of investigation for its pain relief properties and benefits. There is substantial evidence that Kratom has therapeutic properties in pain treatment without the many adverse effects associated with prescription opioid use. This article aims to provide evidence supporting the need for change in chronic pain management by understanding current treatment options, medical providers and client's preferences, and a plan to integrate into practice a viable alternative therapy for client's using Kratom to promote quality of life and safely manage chronic pain.