September is Pain Awareness Month

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(KPLR)- September is Pain Awareness Month. Dr. Kaylea Boutwell from Pain and Rehabilitation Specialist of St. Louis, tells us about pain management.

Dr. Boutwell also brought along her patient, Gary Pashia.

Gary beat his addiction to prescription drugs after the the amputation of his right arm and shoulder. Before the surgery, he was diagnosed with cancer.

Medications can help but in Gary's case, the frequency led to addiction.

Gary, tells us how his pain led to years of dependence on prescription medications.

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