My Story: Biofeedback Therapy For Migraine- Pain News
21 Jul 2016 02:45 - VNPain

By Cindy Perlin The following is an excerpt from Ms. Perlin’s recent book: The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatment: The Best and Worst Strategies for Becoming Pain Free. Susan Antelis, a licensed men [ ... ]

My Story: The Journey with Chronic Pain- Pain News
21 Jul 2016 02:45 - VNPain

By Jeanette Rotondi My journey with chronic migraine began in 2007 just before my 30th birthday. I had completed my Masters in Social Work, with honors, while working in a community outpatient mental  [ ... ]

National Pain Report To Return to LiveSupportGroup To Discuss Chronic Pain- Pain News
21 Jul 2016 02:45 - VNPain

By Staff National Pain Report Editor Ed Coghlan will visit the LiveSupportGroup.com online chat for chronic pain on Wednesday June 29, 2016 beginning at 9pm EDT. It will be the second time Coghlan has [ ... ]

The Medical System Has Failed Me- Pain News
21 Jul 2016 02:45 - VNPain

By Sami Jankins Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Chronicality.com. My declaration is not the first time this problem has been pointed out, but regardless of that, the medical  [ ... ]

The Side Effects of Pain: More Than Just “Hurting”- Pain News
21 Jul 2016 02:45 - VNPain

By Kristine “Krissy” Anderson Those of us who live with chronic pain often have a hard time convincing others that it’s not just about the constant hurting, but there are side effects that add i [ ... ]

Are The Media Starting to Tell the Other Side of the Opioid Story?- Pain News
20 Jul 2016 07:02 - VNPain

By Ed Coghlan If there has been a constant theme from chronic pain patients about the media coverage on the opioid issue, it has been about the media’s lack of balance. That’s why this recent stor [ ... ]

Bioelectric Device Shows Promise for RA, Small Study Shows- Pain News
20 Jul 2016 07:02 - VNPain

By Staff A small study published in the July issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), showed that the delivery of electrical stimulation to the vagus nerve significantly improv [ ... ]

Canada’s Plans to Legalize Marijuana Will Breach UN’s International Conventions- Pain News
20 Jul 2016 07:02 - VNPain

If the legalization of marijuana is a deal breaker, then Canada may be creating a new international paradigm. The strategy may be better described as “do your own thing.” Cannabis helps cancer and [ ... ]

Chronic Pain Isolation – Start a Support Group- Pain News
20 Jul 2016 07:02 - VNPain

By Ed Coghlan Editor’s Note:  A major problem for many chronic pain sufferers is isolation. We have heard from literally hundreds of people that others—fellow workers and even family members—of [ ... ]

Chronic Pain Patient Activist Wants Your Help- Pain News
20 Jul 2016 07:02 - VNPain

By Ed Coghlan In the wake of the adoption of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain there has been a constant stream of criticism from chronic pain advocacy groups and individuals  [ ... ]

Chronic Pain Patient Expo Set for the Midwest in August- Pain News
20 Jul 2016 07:02 - VNPain

By Ed Coghlan Chronic pain patients and providers may want to circle Saturday August 13 on their calendars (that is if anyone actually circles a calendar anymore). The 3rd Annual Midwest Pain Treatmen [ ... ]

CRPS: A Stacked Deck- Pain News
20 Jul 2016 07:02 - VNPain

By Cynthia Toussaint Yesterday, I raged… and raged. Some days I’ve had enough of this damn disease. Five years ago, a rheumatologist told me that because my right arm and leg were in contractures, [ ... ]

Long-Term Opioid Use Health Risks Worse Than Thought?- Pain News
20 Jul 2016 07:02 - VNPain

By Ed Coghlan The debate over the prescription of opioids to treat chronic pain surfaced again this week. Research is out showing that opioids are contributing to more heart-related and other deaths?  [ ... ]

Medical Marijuana Laws Linked to Less Prescription Drug Use, Medicare Spending- Pain News
20 Jul 2016 07:02 - VNPain

By Ed Coghlan While federal health officials continue to resist expanding the study of marijuana for medicinal purposes, data continue to be developed that show maybe there is something to it. For ins [ ... ]

New Book Aims to Destigmatize the Stigmatized Chronic Pain Sufferers- Pain News
20 Jul 2016 07:02 - VNPain

Editor’s Note: Dr. David Nagel is a contributor to the National Pain Report and has written a book that is due out in early July. It’s an important read for the chronic pain community. Here’s wh [ ... ]

Opioids: Medicine or Candy?- Pain News
20 Jul 2016 07:02 - VNPain

By Cynthia Toussaint Last month I treated myself to my heavenly bi-annual facial. I love facial days because I get a great massage on the only part of my body that doesn’t hurt. The products, touch, [ ... ]

Reduce Opioids – Then What?- Pain News
20 Jul 2016 07:02 - VNPain

By Ed Coghlan When we read that opioid prescriptions are not only being reduced, but also Cigna, a major health plan, was committing to reduce opioid prescriptions by another 25% in the next three yea [ ... ]

Stanford Study Says Surgery Heightens Opioid Risk- Pain News
20 Jul 2016 07:02 - VNPain

By Ed Coghlan Does having surgery increase a patient’s risk of becoming chronic users of opioid painkillers? Stanford University School of Medicine researchers say that a study of health insurance c [ ... ]

The Chronic Pain Story Unvarnished in a Powerful New Book- Pain News
20 Jul 2016 07:02 - VNPain

By Ed Coghlan Dr. David Nagel is a New Hampshire pain physician whose important new book on pain:  Needless Suffering: How Society Fails Those with Chronic Pain is being released this week. The Natio [ ... ]

The Opioid Story Needs a New Chapter Written- Pain News
20 Jul 2016 07:02 - VNPain

By Ed Coghlan The government’s crackdown on opioids has “boomeranged” on the pain patient. That’s the assessment of Jerry Henderson, a Physical Therapist who helps run Clinicient, Inc, a Portl [ ... ]

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