Pain Opinion Archive
Current surgical and prescribing practices may have a hand in exacerbating the nation's burgeoning opioid epidemic.
Patients who are taking opioids can manage their tolerance by taking magnesium 500mg.
Lidocaine patches may be effective for patients who are in pain but are looking to avoid drugs that could be addictive.
Interventional pain specialists can work together with primary care providers to provide the best care for patients managing chronic pain.
A national push to decrease opioid prescription rates has not led to a net decrease in overdose deaths. Has progress been made?
The FDA approval of a pediatric indication for Oxycontin creates a safer situation for terminally ill children.
Nocturnal leg cramps are a relatively common complaint, but there is little research on treatments.
Patients who remain cheerful, despite personal drama, deserved to be recognized for the effort they put in.
It is irresponsible and unprofessional to assume that once a patient is pregnant, her pain management is the responsibility of the obstetric team.
Primary-care providers should try to ease pediatric patients' anxiety about needles by preparing them for what to expect.
It is becoming apparent that our attempts to help abscesses heal faster may actually serve only to be agonizing and fruitless.
With these tips, a clinician can prepare a patient undergoing surgery control post-operative pain.
Health-care providers need to focus on how to help patients undergoing major surgery effectively manage their pain.
Researching and performing different care methods benefits patients and providers.
PainWeek 2014 featured its first ever PA- and NP- centered tracks, which included talks on pain management and medical errors.
The Florida Academy of Physician Assistants' annual meeting provided general assembly members with the opportunity to speak with leadership about prescribing law.
One of the major challenges for clinicians is the almost complete lack of knowledge about methadone treatment that pervades the medical community.
Although patients' perceptions of pain vary dramatically, pain is usually a sign that something is wrong.
If your patient complains of ongoing headaches, especially upon waking from sleep, consider obstructive sleep apnea as a possible cause.
A night with inadequate sleep may result in increased pain the next day, which may disrupt sleep even further. Learn how to help patients break this detrimental cycle.
Identifying and modifying risk factors through engaging in preventative health activities is the key to achieving good health from head to toe, and is the backbone of primary care.
A recent study shows that clinician bias leads to unequal pain care in children, but clinician avoidance of why this is so is the real problem.
Patients with sleep abnormalities are three- to five- times more likely to develop chronic pain from fibromyalgia, research shows.
Pain is the one concern that more often than not prompts people to see a health-care provider, so adequately addressing these complaints can significantly influence the relationship you have with your patients.
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If you want to break into the medicolegal world, you might want to consider starting by attending independent medical examinations while subcontracting for another legan nurse consultant.