Clinicians are routinely asked by their patients if CBD products are safe and effective, but research is lagging behind public acceptance.
Patients with new-onset low back pain who initially consulted a chiropractor or physical therapist vs a primary care physician were found to have reduced risk for long-term opioid use.
Odds of short- or long-term opioid use higher for initial visits with physicians for low back pain.
Patients on long-term opioid treatment for chronic pain reported experiencing negative physical side effects, emotional distress, and degraded relationships with their primary care provider.
The Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse National Injectable Opioid Agonist Treatment Steering Committee has released a new guideline on the use of injectable opioid agonist treatment for opioid use disorder.
There are a number of challenges associated with the use of cannabidiol and hemp oils in pain management.
The majority of existing clinical guidelines and consensus statements on pain management at the end of life in the intensive care unit agree on a set of recommendations that include the use of high doses of opioid.
Appointment time and running behind schedule significantly affect likelihood of opioid prescription.
The prescribing of opioids to children may not be necessary after a number of common surgeries.
However, evidence is limited on efficacy, safety of medications for opioid use disorder in teens.
Researchers are developing a consensus report to provide clinical guidance for the management of patients with chronic non cancer pain who are taking both opioids and cannabinoids.
Preoperative and postoperative process changes lead to faster recovery without increased pain.
Physician anesthesiologists concerned about prevalent misunderstanding about marijuana, related products.
Growth parameters similar to those for newborns of women with opioid use disorders during pregnancy.
But evidence insufficient to assess impact of many treatments to reduce headache frequency in youth.
Evidence inadequate to weigh the balance of benefits and harms of screening for adolescents.
A ten-week outpatient Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)-based interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation program for individuals with chronic pain was associated with improvements that included pain severity, pain interference, and physical and mental health-related quality of life.
Patients’ perceptions of pain, pain medication may affect prescribing practices.
Collaborative care led by a nurse-physician team with web-based self-management better than self-management alone.
Agency says unproven claims about CBD products could lead consumers to delay medical care.