Significant differences seen in patterns of medication, health care use across back pain trajectories.
Pulsed ultrasound treatment may represent an effective option for the treatment of stable rib fractures.
Understanding the current opioid prescribing rules is necessary for clinicians to safely and effectively treat patients with chronic pain conditions.
Regular and prolonged walking was found to be associated with a reduced the risk for low back pain in Koreans age >50.
Pregnant women presenting with migraine to acute care settings were found to be treated with therapeutic agents ranging from safe and effective medications to others with unclear efficacy and potential teratogenicity.
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.
Cluster headache and migraine are distinct primary headache disorders that are associated with substantial pain and disability.
Migraine with aura is associated with an elevated risk for incident atrial fibrillation.
But link between fiber intake and knee osteoarthritis was significant in only 1of 2 studies.
Eighty-five percent of patients report partial or complete resolution of headaches postoperatively.
Individuals with chronic spinal pain, particularly those who are overweight or obese, may be less likely to recover from this condition if both their parents also have chronic spinal pain.
Data identified both clinical and employment factors that may predict poor work outcomes in patients with axial spondyloarthritis.
Prescription opioid misuse more likely for female respondents identifying as bisexual.
Highest average annual percentage of change from 2001 to 2015 seen for Estonia, then US.
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.
For adolescents with chronic pain, wait times to evaluation at an interdisciplinary pain clinic after referral were long and were associated with anxious anticipation and frustration from families.
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.
Narcan, Evzio chemically stable for at least 10 to 12 months after listed expiration dates.
The National Athletic Trainers' Association has issued recommendations for identifying and managing patients with patellofemoral pain.
Many patients in a workers' compensation cohort have persistent opioid use.
Clinicians who prescribe gabapentin for off-label uses should assess available evidence for a given indication.
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.
Researchers developed a 4-phase life stress interview to determine whether women with chronic urogenital pain could derive benefits from disclosing stressors and gaining awareness of links between stress, emotions, and symptoms.
For patients with chronic sciatica, gabapentin is superior to pregabalin, with fewer and less severe adverse events.
Higher postoperative pain score, worse quality of life for post-op pain management with opioids.
A 7-item pain intensity measure for persons with dementia has shown initial validity and reliability.
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.