A low-literacy, pain self-management program delivered one-on-one by a health educator or in groups with lectures from experts over a period of 6 months may improve chronic pain outcomes.
There is a lack of evidence supporting the benefits of combination drug therapy over monotherapy for the management of low back pain and sciatica.
This novel agent has low permeability across the blood-brain barrier, which slows its rate of entry into the brain and reduces dopamine release.
A panel discussion event held at the US Food and Drug Administration gathered patients with chronic pain and FDA officials, to reconcile concerns around prescriptions of opioid medications with the needs of these patient populations.
Chronic low back pain (LBP) defined as persistent or fluctuating musculoskeletal pain of lower back and lumbar spine lasting >3 months.
Belief in a long recovery, many symptoms attributed to pain negatively tied to improvement
With the increasing number of patients presenting to surgery with opioid tolerance, clinicians should be familiar with their specific analgesic needs.
Researchers found a positive but weak correlation between psychological interventions and chronic pain treatment in older adults.
Individuals with chronic vs episodic migraine may be more likely to experience chronic back pain, chronic pain, neck pain, anxiety, and depression.
Findings based on two-year follow-up of a large, community-dwelling cohort in Malaysia
Pain neuroscience education, targeted motor control training more effective for chronic spinal pain
Group cognitive behavioral therapy and pain education may be more effective than usual care for improving pain and physical function in patients presenting with chronic pain at low-income clinics.
Tai chi interventions may be more effective at treating fibromyalgia than aerobic exercise.
Compared with opioids, nonopioid treatments may be equally beneficial for patients with chronic back pain or osteoarthritis hip or knee pain.
Both modified cognitive behavioral therapy and pain education interventions were associated with improved pain in patients with disadvantaged backgrounds.
The quality of sleep partly relieved the correlation between PSTD and pain intensity, interference.
Intravenous, patch lidocaine might be effective in treating, preventing chronic pain.
Weight loss in obese individuals may lead to reduced pain, affect, and somatic symptoms associated with chronic pain.
A combination of psychoeducation, cognitive-based therapy, visualization, and breathing exercises may represent a tolerable and readily accepted complementary therapeutic approach for adolescent patients with chronic pain.
The Veterans Administration and Department of Defense issue a clinical practice guideline regarding opioid therapy for chronic pain in veterans.
Conditions such as chronic disease, mental illness, or substance abuse commonly overlap with each other and with poverty, which contributes to poor health.
Developments in functional, structural, and neurochemical imaging could help predict individuals with acute pain who are likely to progress to chronic pain.
Prepubertal children who regularly engage in sedentary behavior have an increased likelihood of experiencing various pain conditions.
Pain management specialists may have an important role to play in the treatment of patients with chronic visceral pain.
Acceptance and commitment therapy can have positive outcomes in adults with chronic pain.
Young adults with sleep problems have increased risks of developing chronic pain and experiencing worsening in pain severity.
The CDC's new guideline regarding opioid therapy for chronic pain focuses on balancing potential benefits and harms to the patient.
Patient monitoring and pain specialist support can help primary care practitioners better manage their patients taking opioids for chronic pain.
According to a study in the Journal of Pain, nearly 50 million adults in the United States live with chronic significant or severe pain.
Naloxegol functions as a peripherally acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist in tissues such as the gastrointestinal tract, thereby decreasing the constipating effects of opioids.