Pain Clinical Pearls Archive

Clinical Pearls Generic "caine" is effective 
for wound care

Generic "caine" is effective 
for wound care


Most pharmacies have a generic, affordable "caine" medication to relieve pain in wound care.

Clinical Pearls Weighing the pros, cons of craniosacral therapy

Weighing the pros, cons of craniosacral therapy

The benefits of CranioSacral Therapy may not outweigh the intensive training and medical costs associated with the treatment.

Clinical Pearls Involve parents when 
suturing a child

Involve parents when 
suturing a child


Enlisting a parent's help can provide comfort without a scary needle or painful injection.

Clinical Pearls Quick relief of oral mucositis

Quick relief of oral mucositis

A simple way to achieve oral cryotherapy to immediately relieve acutely painful symptoms.

Clinical Pearls

Check for flat feet in young patients with shin splints

Ruling out pes planus can help avoid unnecessary prescriptions and referrals.

Clinical Pearls

Off-label anticonvulsant relieves neuropathic pain

The antiseizure medication tiagabine (Gabitril) has been used off-label to manage neuropathic pain, either diabetic or spinal in nature.

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