A task force of the International Association for the Study of Pain proposes a classification of chronic pain as either chronic primary or chronic secondary pain, when chronic pain represents the major complaint and when chronic pain is secondary to a chronic disorder, respectively.
Significant differences seen in patterns of medication, health care use across back pain trajectories.
Regular and prolonged walking was found to be associated with a reduced the risk for low back pain in Koreans age >50.
Vial preparation sizes can be optimized to reduce drug wastage, reduce costs.
Implementation of an ultrarestrictive protocol for opioid prescriptions was found to be associated with reductions in the amount of opioids prescribed after abdominal and gynecologic surgery.
Federal government urged to make naloxone more widely available, easier to obtain, and cheaper.
For opioid-naive patients, early physical therapy tied to less opioid use in shoulder, neck, knee, back pain.
Guidelines include use of lowest effective dose, smallest quantity of opioids needed for expected pain.
Choosing — or starting treatment with — manual therapy over opioid medications for the management of spine or shoulder may result in lower associated downstream costs.
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.
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.
The National Athletic Trainers' Association has issued recommendations for identifying and managing patients with patellofemoral pain.
The clinical profiles of patients taking over-the-counter pain medications were found to be poorer than expected, with a high prevalence of migraine headache and many reporting frequent and disabling pain for extended durations.
Advanced practice providers were found to prescribe more opioids and in larger quantities compared with other physicians.
For patients with chronic sciatica, gabapentin is superior to pregabalin, with fewer and less severe adverse events.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain" may have contributed to a further reduction in several opioid prescribing practices.
Considerable proportion of healthy individuals without back pain have MRI positive for sacroiliitis.
Higher prevalence of chronic pain, high-impact chronic pain for women, older adults, rural residents.
In a randomized control trial, researchers found that internet-delivered exposure therapy was more cost-effective for patients with fibromyalgia than a waitlist control, which did not involve any treatment during the experimental phase of the study.
An estimated 31 million Americans will experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime.
Recall due to mismarked dosage cup in 4-oz bottles of Children's Advil Suspension Bubble Gum Flavored.
No significant reduction in percentage of patients prescribed opioids after general surgery.
Although literature indicates bidirectional associations between sleep disturbances and pain, few longitudinal studies have examined the role of sleep disturbances in contributing to chronic pain.
Integrating graded in vivo exposure into the management of chronic lower back pain may result in improved treatment efficacy and reduced pain-related fear.
The number of patients prescribed opioids and visiting an emergency department or requiring hospitalization decreased from 2009 to 2015.