Data from the CDC's National Health Statistics Reports show that more than half of adults in the United States have a musculoskeletal pain disorder.
Nonmedical use of prescription opioids in adolescence leads to substance use disorder symptoms in adulthoodOctober 04, 2016
Using medical or nonmedical prescribed opioids in adolescence may lead to alcohol, drug, and mental health disorders in adulthood.
A young Caucasian woman presented with complaints of years regarding pain in her feet but did not know the cause.
Massage therapy appears to be efficacious for reducing pain and anxiety in patients who are about to undergo or are recovering from surgical procedures.
Patients who suffer from cervical disc herniation can find relieve in percutaneous nucleoplasty (PCN) and pulsed radio frequency (PRF).
Data showed an increase in dystrophin production that could predict clinical benefit among patients with DMD.
Pregabalin significantly improves pain irrespective of the time since pain onset.
Developments in functional, structural, and neurochemical imaging could help predict individuals with acute pain who are likely to progress to chronic pain.
Oxycodone/naloxone may provide effective analgesia and improve patients' ability to participate in physiotherapy.
Research has shown that use of suboxone and methadone, in conjunction with counseling, can be effective addiction treatment.
Guideline from the American Urological Association has been revised to incorporate the management of patients with staghorn renal stones.
Patients provided with at least 2 refills were 2.25 times more likely to develop an opioid dependency.
Prepubertal children who regularly engage in sedentary behavior have an increased likelihood of experiencing various pain conditions.
Metamizole should be considered in patients with contraindications to NSAIDs.
Screening for pain at every visit is recommended, and management and treatment options are specified.
Ice is among alternative recommendations for treatment of chronic pain.
Older adults presenting with abdominal pain should be screened for appendicitis.
Pain management specialists may have an important role to play in the treatment of patients with chronic visceral pain.
The adoption of various state laws did not affect rates of opioid prescription or strength of dose.
Only 5.5% of ER patients are diagnosed with 1 of 6 life threatening conditions.
Despite being well-informed, many parents struggled to manage their child's postoperative pain.
Patients with chronic, noncancer pain who were treated with long-acting opioid therapy had a 1.6 times greater risk of death.
After an acute hospitalization, many Medicare beneficiaries submit pharmacy claims for opioid prescriptions.
The HEART pathway app provides doctors in the ED with a digital application an already proven method of assessment.
Patients on opioids for chronic pain who were coprescribed naloxone had 47% fewer opioid-related ER visits.
Despite the widespread use of NSAIDs to treat pain, many patients lack knowledge about these medications and their risks.
No difference was recorded between patients treated with lidocaine plus amitriptyline versus patients treated with acetaminophen and tramadol.
For patients with chronic low back pain, opioids may provide some short-term relief but are unlikely to be effective within recommended doses.
Acceptance and commitment therapy can have positive outcomes in adults with chronic pain.
Chronic pain in veterans has been linked to mental health conditions and high use of healthcare resources.