The Florida Medical Association (FMA) serves as an advocate for physicians, their patients, and to promote public health. FMA publishes The Journal of the Florida Medical Association and has made the edition that deals with pain management available on-line.
The publication covers the topics of pain evaluation, treatment of pain, addiction, pain management, and the legal & ethical aspects of pain management from the physicians perspective. It helps when dealing with the medical community to understand their concerns about prescribing opioids and what legal issues they face. Although, you may agree or disagree with the way things are done it does help in communicating your needs to your physician.
When it comes to medical conditions and their diagnosis, it is best done by a qualified physician. You might have wondered how your doctor interprets you pain level by the answers you provide. In this publication you will find the answer.