Magnetic resonance spectroscopy may accurately identify painful lumbar disks in patients with chronic low back pain.
Slump stretching may be beneficial to individuals with low back pain — based on very low to moderate quality evidence — according to a meta-analysis published in Pain Medicine. Slump stretching is achieved when sitting in a slouched position (ie, with thoracic and lumbar flexion and a posterior pelvic tilt) and actively flexing one’s cervical spine as far…
At 1 month, no significant difference seen in positive outcomes for treatment vs control.
Researchers found that medication overuse is linked to migraines.
The American Heart Association launched in December 2018 a 30 minute-long online course titled “Opioid Education for Healthcare Providers.”
For patients with chronic pain, both mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy improve physical functioning, pain intensity, and depression.
Tosymra is an intranasal spray containing sumatriptan 10mg, a selective 5-HT1B/1D receptor agonist.
Researchers assessed the efficacy and safety of lasmiditan (100 and 200 mg) to treat migraine.
Peripheral nerve decompression surgery may be effective in reducing migraine headache frequency and intensity.
Due to brain excitability and hypoxia from coughing, patients with cystic fibrosis have a propensity for cortical spreading depression and hemiplegic migraine.
Investigators confirmed an association between headache disorders and increased risk for dementia in this pooled meta-analysis; however, the number of studies was small and the population characteristics and study designs were quite heterogenous.
Even the use of as few as 2 concomitant drugs can introduce the risk for drug interactions and subsequent adverse effects.
Buprenorphine-naloxone may be more cost-effective than extended-release naltrexone as first-line treatment for opioid use disorder.
Opioids may only provide limited benefits for the management of chronic noncancer pain and may be associated with a greater risk for vomiting.
Significant differences seen in patterns of medication, health care use across back pain trajectories.
Pulsed ultrasound treatment may represent an effective option for the treatment of stable rib fractures.
Regular and prolonged walking was found to be associated with a reduced the risk for low back pain in Koreans age >50.
The American Headache Society has issued updated guidelines on the use of novel preventive and acute treatments for migraine in adults.
Pregnant women presenting with migraine to acute care settings were found to be treated with therapeutic agents ranging from safe and effective medications to others with unclear efficacy and potential teratogenicity.
Implementation of an ultrarestrictive protocol for opioid prescriptions was found to be associated with reductions in the amount of opioids prescribed after abdominal and gynecologic surgery.