Pain Management Information Center
Choosing — or starting treatment with — manual therapy over opioid medications for the management of spine or shoulder may result in lower associated downstream costs.
Guidelines include use of lowest effective dose, smallest quantity of opioids needed for expected pain.
An intervention by community pharmacists consisting of sending elderly patients educational information on deprescribing of inappropriate medications resulted in higher levels of discontinuation of inappropriate medications within 6 months compared with those in patients who received usual care.
A systematic review of outcome measures found that only a minority addressed quality of life and patient (child) reported outcomes, and many did not measure psychometric properties.
App can cut both severity of advanced cancer patients' reported pain and hospital admissions.
Data identified both clinical and employment factors that may predict poor work outcomes in patients with axial spondyloarthritis.
Patients with greater trochanteric pain syndrome may have altered conditioned pain modulation, as well as a high number of pain locations associated with negative conditioned pain modulation.
Two screening tools, the STarT Back Screening Tool and the Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire, may be useful in predicting the transition from subacute and acute to chronic low back pain.
Researchers and pain experts formulated guidelines for the use of onabotulinumtoxinA for the management of chronic migraine.
A stepped-care model of pain management implemented in primary care was successful in increasing the proportion of veteran patients reporting moderate to severe pain, as well as decreasing the use of opioids for pain management.