Male doctor assesses male patient for possible hyperalgesia symptoms

What You Need to Know About Hyperalgesia

Physicians commonly prescribe opioids to treat pain, with more than 17 percent of Americans filling at least one opioid prescription in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet few people realize that prolonged use of opioids can actually make pain worse. A condition called opiate-induced hyperalgesia remains relatively misunderstood by patients and physicians. Here’s what…