AMA Chief Adds Voice to Opioid Debate- Pain News
24 Mar 2016 01:16 - VNPainAMA Chief Adds Voice to Opioid Debate- Pain News

The president of the American Medical Association has added his voice to the national discussion on the use of opioid medication. The AMA has released findings from a national physician survey that  [ ... ]

American Society of Anesthesiologists Announces Tips for Pain Management with Opioids- Pain News
24 Mar 2016 01:16 - VNPainAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists Announces Tips for Pain Management with Opioids- Pain News

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) cited the potential dangers of opioids in a press release this week, noting that “each day 44 people die from opioid overdoses and 80 percent of tho [ ... ]

CDC Pressured to Study Medical Marijuana as an Opioid Substitute- Pain News
24 Mar 2016 01:16 - VNPainCDC Pressured to Study Medical Marijuana as an Opioid Substitute- Pain News

One of the nation’s most influential U.S. Senators thinks medical marijuana should be studied as a way to address the nation’s opioid issue.  One of the nation’s most influential  [ ... ]

Women Experience More Neck Pain than Men- Pain News
23 Mar 2016 08:18 - VNPainWomen Experience More Neck Pain than Men- Pain News

Women are 1.38 times more likely to report neck pain as a result of cervical degenerative disc disease than men, says a study by the Loyola Medicine Pain Management Center.  Women are 1 [ ... ]

Vitamin D3 and Placebo Both Help Chronic Low Back Pain- Pain News
23 Mar 2016 08:18 - VNPainVitamin D3 and Placebo Both Help Chronic Low Back Pain- Pain News

According to a new study in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, both vitamin D3 and placebo treatments improve chronic low back pain.  Researchers led by Mahnaz Sandoughi [ ... ]

My Story: Tackling the Stigma of Low Back Pain- Pain News
22 Mar 2016 02:54 - VNPainMy Story: Tackling the Stigma of Low Back Pain- Pain News

As a registered nurse who had overcome several injuries and fractured bones, I arrogantly believed I knew everything about pain and assumed my back pain would be a quick fix. I was dead wrong!  [ ... ]

Low Back Pain? Try Customized Physical Therapy, Study Says- Pain News
22 Mar 2016 02:54 - VNPainLow Back Pain? Try Customized Physical Therapy, Study Says- Pain News

Customized physical therapy may be a useful way to ease low back pain, which affects an estimated 31 million Americans, a new study says.  Researchers from La Trobe University observed tha [ ... ]

The CDC and The Opium Wars: The Trouble with the Guidelines.- Pain News
30 Oct 2015 07:13 - VNPainThe CDC and The Opium Wars: The Trouble with the Guidelines.- Pain News

Editor’s Note: Terri Lewis is an expert on Rehabilitation Medicine who has been very critical of the Center for Disease Control Guidelines on opioid prescription which is another government offens [ ... ]

A Mother Daughter Team Fights Fibro, RA, CRPS and More- Pain News
30 Oct 2015 07:13 - VNPainA Mother Daughter Team Fights Fibro, RA, CRPS and More- Pain News

Editor’s Note: We met Michelle DeMont and her mother Elaine Gomez at the recent Women in Pain Conference in Los Angeles. Their story about fighting back from disability, chronic pain, near death i [ ... ]

Medical Marijuana Use Upheld by the Federal Courts- Pain News
30 Oct 2015 07:13 - VNPainMedical Marijuana Use Upheld by the Federal Courts- Pain News

The conflict between a federal government ban on marijuana and a near-majority of states who approve marijuana for medical use was the subject of a federal court decision this week.  An [ ... ]

White House Announces Efforts to Address Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use- Pain News
30 Oct 2015 07:13 - VNPainWhite House Announces Efforts to Address Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use- Pain News

Now the White House and President Obama are lending voice to what it calls the epidemic a prescription drug and heroin use.  In a press release issued today, the White House announced t [ ... ]

New Research Offers Hope to Those with Phantom Limb Pain- Pain News
22 Oct 2015 06:01 - VNPainNew Research Offers Hope to Those with Phantom Limb Pain- Pain News

Restoring Meaningful Sensation Non-Invasively New research is being done, that is intended to restore “natural sensations” to areas of the body that are distant from where surface elec [ ... ]

“Cure for Chronic Pain Found”: Beware of Headlines- Pain News
22 Oct 2015 06:01 - VNPain“Cure for Chronic Pain Found”: Beware of Headlines- Pain News

A headline in the well-respected UK publication, The Telegraph, says “Cure for chronic pain found: World’s first patient fitted with permanent spinal cord implant” and that’s got National Pa [ ... ]

Medical Marijuana – Illinois and California Different Stories- Pain News
22 Oct 2015 06:01 - VNPainMedical Marijuana – Illinois and California Different Stories- Pain News

Illinois and California have approached medical marijuana legalization in very different ways twenty years apart.  In California, as the National Pain Report wrote earlier this month, G [ ... ]

Is Pain an Invisible Disability? Ask a Pain Patient.- Pain News
19 Oct 2015 02:59 - VNPainIs Pain an Invisible Disability? Ask a Pain Patient.- Pain News

Talk to a chronic pain patient and you’ll hear a resounding yes to that question. A recent story in USA Today’s college edition reinforced this concept.  According to Deb Hileman, a [ ... ]

Pollution Makes Rheumatoid Arthritis Worse, Study Says- Pain News
19 Oct 2015 02:59 - VNPainPollution Makes Rheumatoid Arthritis Worse, Study Says- Pain News

The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), like joint swelling and pain, are much worse when pollution increases, says a study conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).  [ ... ]

Is Pain Really In Your Head? Study Says, Yes.- Pain News
16 Oct 2015 05:01 - VNPainIs Pain Really In Your Head? Study Says, Yes.- Pain News

It’s the last thing someone in chronic pain wants to hear: “It’s all in your head.” But, new research is showing that there is some truth to that because blocking certain channels in the bra [ ... ]

You Are What You Eat: How Headaches and Diet May Be More Linked Than You Think - Pain News
16 Oct 2015 05:01 - VNPainYou Are What You Eat: How Headaches and Diet May Be More Linked Than You Think - Pain News

Among all the symptoms and conditions that affect the human body, headaches are definitely very commonly encountered. Most people suffer from a headache at least once in their lifetime – but the t [ ... ]

Chronic Pain: Being Resilient About Resilience- Pain News
15 Oct 2015 01:54 - VNPainChronic Pain: Being Resilient About Resilience- Pain News

Recently, I have read several articles about resilience. There was a surprising amount of response–pro and con–from the Pain Community.  Mark Ibsen, MD It has me thinki [ ... ]

Two Essential Things to Do if You Suffer From Chronic Pain- Pain News
15 Oct 2015 01:54 - VNPainTwo Essential Things to Do if You Suffer From Chronic Pain- Pain News

Pain management is a complex puzzle that requires knowledge of your body and physiology as well as your personal philosophy. Pain after surgery is common and can last for up to several weeks, but if [ ... ]

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