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Don’t Be the Don Quixote of Pain Management
Don’t Be the Don Quixote of Pain ManagementAugust 16, 2019 2:59 pmToo many in medicine are tilting at the wrong windmill Read More
Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Are Slowing The Flow Of Pills — But Progress Is Slow
Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Are Slowing The Flow Of Pills — But Progress Is SlowAugust 16, 2019 2:58 pmWhen they started practicing medicine, most surgeons say, there was little or no information about just how many pain pills patients needed after specific procedures. As a result, patients often were sent home with the equivalent of handfuls of powerful and addictive medications. Then the opioid crisis hit...Read More
Remote Electrical Neuromodulation Noninferior to Usual Care for Acute Migraine
Remote Electrical Neuromodulation Noninferior to Usual Care for Acute MigraineAugust 16, 2019 2:57 pmRemote electrical neuromodulation (REN) may represent a safe and effective option for the acute treatment of migraine, according to a study published in the Journal of Headache Pain.Read More
Reviewing the Efficacy of Dietary Supplements to Manage Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
Reviewing the Efficacy of Dietary Supplements to Manage Chronic Musculoskeletal PainAugust 16, 2019 2:56 pmAccording to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders among adults in the United States was 54.5% in 2012. These conditions represent a substantial burden for patients, societies, and healthcare systems, and it is anticipated that the prevalence will continue to rise as populations age.Read More
OnabotulinumtoxinA Injection of Sphenopalatine Ganglion May Not Improve Trigeminal Neuralgia
OnabotulinumtoxinA Injection of Sphenopalatine Ganglion May Not Improve Trigeminal NeuralgiaAugust 16, 2019 2:55 pmThe injection of onabotulinumtoxinA toward the sphenopalatine ganglion in patients with trigeminal neuralgia may not reduce the number of attacks, according to results from a pilot study published in Headache.Read More
Why Doctors Should Organize
Why Doctors Should OrganizeAugust 9, 2019 3:35 pmMany doctors feel despair about their appalling working conditions and the deteriorating doctor-patient relationship. But there have been no protest marches or social-media campaigns. Why not?Read More
The Truth About Painkiller Addiction
The Truth About Painkiller AddictionAugust 9, 2019 3:32 pmAmid an opioid crisis, authorities overestimated the danger of prescription painkillers—while doing too little to identify patients at risk of addiction.Read More
IASP’s Proposed New Definition of Pain Released for Comment
IASP’s Proposed New Definition of Pain Released for CommentAugust 9, 2019 3:29 pmNearly two years ago, the IASP Council decided to support the creation of a Task Force to review the current definition of pain that has been widely used for a number of years by many diverse groups globally. The IASP Definition of Pain Task Force is ready to release a new proposed definition of pain and accompanying notes. Read More
Deep Brain Stimulation Can Treat Pain After All
Deep Brain Stimulation Can Treat Pain After AllAugust 9, 2019 3:28 pmDeep brain stimulation may provide pain relief to patients refractory to standard treatments, according to recent and accumulating evidence that is reviving interest in this modality.Read More
The physician who became a chronic pain patient in seconds
The physician who became a chronic pain patient in secondsAugust 9, 2019 3:27 pmIt took me decades of studying, training, hard work, and sleepless nights to become a doctor. In approximately five years, I became a successful writer, editor, columnist, and a whole array of other titles assigned to that type of work. In under 3 seconds, I became a chronic pain patient for the rest of my life. Read More

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