This week's topic is pretty clear to anybody that's ever been to a movie and felt like they didn't understand the plot, went to a restaurant and felt a bit disappointed, or read a book and became an instant fan of the author. Surprise! Truths and myths are a problem in medicine. Pain medicine is unique to the desperation that people have to escape its grip. People will do anything, take anything, try anything, and buy anything to feel better. Pain is a demon, and there are plenty of people that will tell you that they have the solution to your desperation. In this episode we're going to talk a bit about spine pain, medications, controlled substances, noncontrolled substances, and introduce the listener to this entire concept. Throughout this podcast series we will be talking about what has evidence based support, and what is just junk. Leave some feedback. Let us know at paininformation.com if you have a comment or suggestion on this topic. These are the most common questions we are asked in our practice. What can I expect?, How long will it last?, What are the side effects?, etc. We want to hear from you.