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 [ ... ]

One in Four Teens with Mental Disorders Also Suffer in Chronic Pain- Pain News
14 Oct 2015 01:50 - VNPainOne in Four Teens with Mental Disorders Also Suffer in Chronic Pain- Pain News

One in four teenagers with mental disorders also suffer in chronic pain, according to a study published in the Journal of Pain.  Researchers led by Dr. Marion Tegethoff of the Universit [ ... ]

Pain Leader Has Message for Providers, Patients and Payers- Pain News
14 Oct 2015 01:50 - VNPainPain Leader Has Message for Providers, Patients and Payers- Pain News

“Chronic pain is the largest public health problem of our time.” Those are the words from Geralyn Datz, Ph.D, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in behavioral medicine and is th [ ... ]

International Chronic Pain Conference for Clinicians and Patients to be Streamed Live- Pain News
13 Oct 2015 03:47 - VNPainInternational Chronic Pain Conference for Clinicians and Patients to be Streamed Live- Pain News

The Inaugural 2015  TAP (Treating And Preventing) Chronic Pain Conference will be held this weekend (October 9 -10, 2015) in Arlington, Virginia. Organized by the National Fibromyalgia &a [ ... ]

Music and Pain- Pain News
13 Oct 2015 03:47 - VNPainMusic and Pain- Pain News

Editor’s Note: Rosemary Lee is a writer who lives in Las Vegas and suffers from fibromyalgia. She writes for the National Pain Report. To see more of her work visit her blog (here). “One g [ ... ]

California Medical Marijuana Laws Strengthened- Pain News
11 Oct 2015 11:13 - VNPainCalifornia Medical Marijuana Laws Strengthened- Pain News

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed three bills that he believes will put more discipline into the regulation of medical marijuana in the nation’s largest state. California is one of  [ ... ]

FDA Not Changing Its Stance on ESIs- Pain News
11 Oct 2015 11:13 - VNPainFDA Not Changing Its Stance on ESIs- Pain News

Editor’s Note–Story Updated to included Terri Lewis’ quote The FDA has decided not to modify the warning about serious neurologic events associated with epidural steroid injections. In a [ ... ]

There’s a New FDA Approved Device for Peripheral Nerve Pain- Pain News
07 Oct 2015 02:10 - VNPainThere’s a New FDA Approved Device for Peripheral Nerve Pain- Pain News

A new implantable neuromodulation device is FDA approved to treat peripheral nerve pain, according to Bioness, Inc.  A new implantable neuromodulation device is FDA approved to trea [ ... ]

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