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Atlantoaxial Joint Steroid Injection Improves Neck Pain, Mobility in RA
Atlantoaxial Joint Steroid Injection Improves Neck Pain, Mobility in RASeptember 4, 2019 10:19 amA steroid injection into the atlantoaxial joint (AAJ) was found to decrease cervical neck pain and improve neck mobility and rate of recovery in patients with an acutely inflamed AAJ related to rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study published in Pain Physician. Read More
How closing rural hospitals cost patient lives
How closing rural hospitals cost patient livesSeptember 4, 2019 10:18 amFor more than 30 minutes, Robert Findley lay unconscious in the back of an ambulance next to Mercy Hospital Fort Scott on a frigid February morning with paramedics hand-pumping oxygen into his lungs. Read More
Safer Pain Medications Possible After Discovery of Anti-Opioid Pathway
Safer Pain Medications Possible After Discovery of Anti-Opioid PathwayAugust 23, 2019 2:28 pmA team at Scripps Research in Florida has discovered a biological system that manages cells’ response to opioid drug exposure. The unexpected discovery offers new ideas for improving the safety of one of the most effective, and most abused, groups of pain medications.Read More
Pulsed Radiofrequency May Relieve Trigeminal Postherpetic Neuralgia Pain
Pulsed Radiofrequency May Relieve Trigeminal Postherpetic Neuralgia PainAugust 23, 2019 2:26 pmComputed tomography-guided pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) therapy may offer pain relief, improve quality of life, and reduce medication use in patients with trigeminal postherpetic neuralgia (TPHN), according to study results published in Frontiers in Neuroscience.Read More
The little-known spinal injury ‘costing the NHS millions’
The little-known spinal injury ‘costing the NHS millions’August 23, 2019 2:25 pmFailure to identify and treat a little-known spinal condition probably costs the NHS hundreds of millions a year, according to a leading consultant.Read More
Sacral Lateral Branch RF Ablation Effective for Sacroiliac Joint Complex Pain
Sacral Lateral Branch RF Ablation Effective for Sacroiliac Joint Complex PainAugust 23, 2019 2:20 pmEvidence suggests that radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the sacral lateral branches may provide relief for pain that originates from the posterior sacroiliac joint complex, according to a narrative review published in PM&R.Read More
Modified Pain Screener for Low Back Pain Found Reliable
Modified Pain Screener for Low Back Pain Found ReliableAugust 23, 2019 2:19 pmA modified scoring system for the Functional Movement Screen is able to accurately distinguish between individuals with and without low back pain, according to new research.Read More
How coding is like Scrabble
How coding is like ScrabbleAugust 23, 2019 2:18 pmOne of the great nuisances in medicine is diagnosis coding. According to Medicare and insurance companies across the U.S., each and every disease must have a unique number. Everything must be quantified and recorded. Why?...Read More
Number of Headache-Free Days in Migraine Associated With Health-Related Outcomes
Number of Headache-Free Days in Migraine Associated With Health-Related OutcomesAugust 23, 2019 2:17 pmPatients with migraine who have more headache-free days experience less work productivity loss and activity impairment and lower healthcare resource utilization, according to study results published in Pain and Therapy.Read More
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

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