Natural Pain Management Billings MT

Even at three times the strength of morphine, the enkephalins produced far fewer side effects and fewer indications of addiction.Much human testing is still needed, but the discovery represents real hope for anyone in serious need of pain relief yet wary of morphine's darker aspects.

David G Healow, MD
(406) 252-6674
2501 4th Ave N Ste C
Billings, MT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hosp & Health Ctr, Billings, Mt; Deaconess Billings Clinic, Billings, Mt
Group Practice: Pain Control Consultants

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Dr.Michael Schabacker
(406) 237-8808
2900 12th Ave N # 3E
Billings, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Hospital: St. Vincent Health Care
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Alfred Estin Avery, MD
(305) 743-4300
Billings, MT
Specialties
Neurology, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1984

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Brian Edward Harrington, MD
(406) 256-8570
PO Box 1837
Billings, MT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hosp & Health Ctr, Billings, Mt; Deaconess Billings Clinic, Billings, Mt
Group Practice: Billings Anesthesiology Pc

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John C. Oakley, M.D.
2900 12th Avenue N
Billings, MT
 
Dr.Alfred Avery
(406) 896-0483
2807 1st Avenue North
Billings, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Pain Management
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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John Charles Oakley, MD
(406) 238-6650
3330 37th St W
Billings, MT
Specialties
Neurological Surgery, Pain Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1972

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Kert Reuel Christensen, DO
(406) 256-8800
1019 Libra Pl
Billings, MT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766
Graduation Year: 1995

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Mike Patrick Schweitzer, MD
(406) 254-0707
1927 Holstein Ln
Laurel, MT
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hosp & Health Ctr, Billings, Mt; Deaconess Billings Clinic, Billings, Mt
Group Practice: Anesthesia Partners Of Montana

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Oliver Cooperman, M.D.
1101 N. 27th Street
Billings, MT
 
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Gentle Relief for Serious Pain?

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Scientists working to develop an alternative to morphine, a painkiller that’s addictive and comes with serious side effects, may have found their source—right within the human body. It’s long been known that the body produces small proteins, called enkephalins, to fight pain. But it doesn’t produce nearly enough to tackle extreme pain of the type morphine is typically used to treat.

Syn-thetic enkephalins have shown promise, but have consistently been thwarted by the blood-brain barrier, a cerebral membrane that refuses to allow small proteins to enter the parts of the brain that control pain. That’s where the breakthrough comes in: Apparently the blood-brain barrier is a bit of a sugar fiend. And glucose is the toll. In studies of mice, scientists at the University of Arizona and the University of New England found that with a glucose molecule attached, the synthetic painkilling proteins leap the blood-brain barrier and attach themselves to the receptors in the brain that control pain. Even at three times the strength of morphine, the enkephalins produced far fewer side effects and fewer indications of addiction.Much human testing is still needed, but the discovery represents real hope for anyone in serious need of pain relief yet wary of morphine’s darker aspects.

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