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Insomnia Is a Serious Comorbidity for People with Chronic Pain
Insomnia Is a Serious Comorbidity for People with Chronic PainOctober 27, 2016 2:30 pmMany patients with a variety of chronic pain conditions think negatively about how it will affect their sleep – which ends up leading to worse sleep outcomes.Read More
Trump and Clinton Pursue Same Policies in Pain Care
Trump and Clinton Pursue Same Policies in Pain CareOctober 16, 2016 4:42 pmPain News Network – Chronic pain patients hoping for a dramatic change in federal pain care policies as a result of the presidential election are likely to be disappointed.Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton favor more restrictions on opioid prescribing, as well as expanded access to addiction treatment programs, which are essentially the same policies
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Help for chronic pain sufferers in Barra
Help for chronic pain sufferers in BarraOctober 14, 2016 4:51 pmIsland News – Chronic pain sufferers in Barra now have support to help manage their pain, thanks to Big Lottery funding (BLF). Pain Association Scotland can now extend their partnership working with NHS Western Isles to deliver intensive self-management courses and local monthly self-management group meetings for those burdened with chronic pain on Barra. The
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Portsmouth scientist wins major award to develop treatments for MS patients
Portsmouth scientist wins major award to develop treatments for MS patientsOctober 14, 2016 4:46 pmNews Medical – Dr Sassan Hafizi, a senior lecturer in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, has been awarded £177,930 by the MS Society to investigate the potentially beneficial role of a molecule found in the nervous system.Read More
The truth about Painful Sciatica
The truth about Painful SciaticaOctober 12, 2016 4:47 pmSTL Today – The term sciatica is oftentimes used incorrectly to explain leg pain, low back pain and other sciatica symptoms.It’s a condition so widespread that many people think they can self-treat it or just follow another person’s advice for how to relieve the painRead More
Doctor failed to detect spinal abnormality
Doctor failed to detect spinal abnormalityOctober 10, 2016 4:44 pmThe New Zealand Herald – A radiologist has been faulted for failing to detect an abnormality in the spine of an elderly woman.Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill has found the unnamed radiologist in breach of the code of patients’ rights and has told him to write an apology to the widower of the patient,
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A Surprising Way to Avoid Surgery
A Surprising Way to Avoid SurgeryOctober 10, 2016 4:39 pmConsumer Reports – A 65-year-old computer programmer came to my office for an examination to clear him for spinal surgery the following week. He’d been experiencing leg pain while walking, and his orthopedist had scheduled surgery after an MRI showed lumbar spinal stenosis, or an overgrowth of arthritic bone in the spine.Read More
DEA Calls For Huge Cut In Opioid Production Due To Ongoing Epidemic
DEA Calls For Huge Cut In Opioid Production Due To Ongoing EpidemicOctober 10, 2016 2:07 pmThe Daily Caller – Plans to reduce the manufacturing of opioids by 25 percent in 2017 are underway, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced Tuesday, citing a shrinking market and the epidemic of abuse as central reasons. Opioid is the name of a general category of pain medicine that includes more well-known drugs like codeine,
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Right diagnosis of `suicide disease’ can help recovery
Right diagnosis of `suicide disease’ can help recoveryOctober 7, 2016 4:06 pmThe Times of India – Making a right diagnosis is crucial for early recovery in any illness. However, among various ailments, a painful nerve condition called trigeminal neuralgia is most at risk for misdiagnoses.Read More
A Unique Approach To Treating Knee Pain
A Unique Approach To Treating Knee PainOctober 6, 2016 4:53 pmKnee pain doesn’t discriminate; it can affect people of all ages and is a common problem with varying causes. Pain is often the result of injuries affecting the surrounding leg bones, from the knee cap (patellar) itself or from the ligaments and cartilage surrounding the knee.Read More

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