After public opposition, the DEA has withdrawn its plan to classify the kratom plant as a schedule 1 substance.
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.
Guidelines created in response to the opioid epidemic in the United States have caused controversy in the medical community.
The researchers found that patients who received the injection had significantly lower intensity of pain at six weeks and at three months compared with patients who didn't.
Patients who suffer from cervical disc herniation can find relieve in percutaneous nucleoplasty (PCN) and pulsed radio frequency (PRF).
Research has shown that use of suboxone and methadone, in conjunction with counseling, can be effective addiction treatment.
Patients provided with at least 2 refills were 2.25 times more likely to develop an opioid dependency.
Addiction medicine specialists prescribed the most prescriptions for buprenorphine-naloxone.
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.
Researchers examined a possible link between vitamin D, riboflavin, coenzyme Q10, and chronic migraines.
Acceptance and commitment therapy can have positive outcomes in adults with chronic pain.
Probuphine is the first buprenorphine implant approved for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence.
Nearly 12% of patients in remission from RA still experience clinically significant pain.
For patients with basilar or hemiplegic migraines, two common migraine medications do not increase the risk of stroke and cardiovascular events.
Clinicians in hospital settings need strategies in place to safely provide opioid pain relief to hospitalized patients.
Since 2002, the number of hospitalizations due to opioid abuse and dependence has increased by 72%.