A low-literacy, pain self-management program delivered one-on-one by a health educator or in groups with lectures from experts over a period of 6 months may improve chronic pain outcomes.
Differences exist in race and gender in patients with chronic lower back pain, especially in pain sensitivity and severity due to aftersensations from mechanical punctuate pain and deep muscle hyperalgesia.
Findings based on analysis of motorcycle accident victims by helmet use.
Cumulative incidence of opioid-related adverse events was 38.3 per 100,000 prescriptions.
Variation exists in opioid prescribing practices among clinicians in single-hospital systems, which prompts concern about the potential for opioid overprescribing.
There is a lack of evidence supporting the benefits of combination drug therapy over monotherapy for the management of low back pain and sciatica.
This novel agent has low permeability across the blood-brain barrier, which slows its rate of entry into the brain and reduces dopamine release.
Postpartum Pain Management Recommendations From the American College of Obstetricians and GynecologistsJuly 26, 2018
A committee from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists formulated several recommendations for safely managing pain and fatigue in women during the early postpartum period.
Odds of pre-op opioid use up with age 31 to 40 years, tobacco use, illicit drug use, depression.
Only 44 of parents would definitely go to ER if their child had headache that didn't improve with medication.
Radiofrequency denervation, typically used to treat lumbar and cervical zygapophyseal joint pain, has shown efficacy in treating thoracic zygapophyseal joint pain.
American emergency medicine physicians have been taking measures to address the ongoing opioid crisis, which affects emergency departments throughout the country.
Consensus guidelines regarding the use of ketamine for the management of acute pain have been approved.
Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., has urged more Americans to carry naloxone, an FDA-approved medication that can be delivered via nasal mist or injection and can temporarily suspend the effects of opioid overdose.
Chronic low back pain (LBP) defined as persistent or fluctuating musculoskeletal pain of lower back and lumbar spine lasting >3 months.
A study assessing the impact of upscheduling of hydrocodone combined medications on APRN practices in Oklahoma revealed significant barriers to effective pain management.
The phase 3 SUMMIT-07 trial assessed the safety, efficacy, and tolerability of a new mu-opioid receptor agonist analgesic in adults with moderate to severe chronic lower back pain.
With the increasing number of patients presenting to surgery with opioid tolerance, clinicians should be familiar with their specific analgesic needs.
Cryoablation also cuts the need for opioids at 24 hours post-treatment and at three months
Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms may be associated with higher levels of acute pain and pain interference in low-income inner city women.
Impact of medications on mother-infant dyad should be considered, as many women breastfeed
Improvements in low back pain intensity and disability among active-duty military personnel
The efficacy of Aimovig was evaluated as a preventive treatment of episodic or chronic migraine in 3 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies: 2 studies in patients with episodic migraine (4-14 migraine days per month) and 1 study in patients with chronic migraine (≥15 headache days per month with ≥8 migraine days per month).
A combination of self-care education, aerobic and strength-training exercise, and spinal manipulation therapy may provide greater pain relief and improved treatment satisfaction compared with exercise only in adolescents with low back pain.
National Institutes of Health Director, Francis Collins, MD, PhD, announced on April 4, 2018 the launch of the Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative.
Findings based on two-year follow-up of a large, community-dwelling cohort in Malaysia
Group cognitive behavioral therapy and pain education may be more effective than usual care for improving pain and physical function in patients presenting with chronic pain at low-income clinics.
Tai chi interventions may be more effective at treating fibromyalgia than aerobic exercise.
FDA has called on social media companies and internet service providers to take a proactive approach in curbing online selling of opioids through their platforms.
Individuals with gluten neuropathy experienced less peripheral neuropathic pain when adhering to strict gluten-free diets.