Beyond Opioids: The Future of Pain Management

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A three-day weekend spent jumping and dancing on Labor Day 2014 had left her with a neck injury – specifically the cervical spine – that was possibly an exacerbation of an unrecognized mountain biking injury earlier that year. To make...

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Gout - Definition, Diagnosis and Treatment

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Gout is a term used to refer to a group of disease states caused by tissue deposition of monosodium urate due to prolonged hyperuricemia. Clinical manifestations of gout include acute and chronic arthritis, soft tissue inflammation, tophus formation, gouty nephropathy...

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How Our Stuff Might Be Making Us Sicker- Pain News

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Donna Gregory Burch Lately I’ve been wondering if our material possessions could play a role in our fibromyalgia symptoms. My ruminating started a few months ago when the KonMari craze was at its peak. My YouTube feed was flooded with...

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My Passion for Distraction- Pain News

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By Cynthia Toussaint I’ve been using distraction as my #1 painkiller for 34 years without knowing it. Now that I’ve come to  understand the power of intuitive healing, I want to shout it to the world. After getting CRPS from...

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FDA Approves Biologic Drug to Treat Several Forms of Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Plaque Psoriasis- Pain News

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By Staff People who suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Plaque Psoriasis just got some good news:  A new drug called Erelzi just received FDA approval to help manage and treat these disorders. Erelzi (etanercept-szzs) is administered...

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Children and Pain: Acupuncture Provides Pain Relief for Kids with Chronic Conditions- Pain News

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By Staff Acupuncture appears to be an effective pain management tool for children who have chronic medical conditions, according to a study published by Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. The study found that a significant portion of children who have chronic care...

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Thứ bảy, 09 Tháng 12 2017 18:05

Gout - Definition, Diagnosis and Treatment

Gout is a term used to refer to a group of disease states caused by tissue deposition of monosodium urate due to prolonged hyperuricemia. Clinical manifestations of gout include acute and chronic arthritis, soft tissue inflammation, tophus formation, gouty nephropathy, and nephrolithiasis. Untreated hyperuricemia in patients with gout may lead to chronic destructive deforming arthritis

By Jenni Grover Prokopy As a pain ambassador and advocate for pain patients, I’m comfortable talking to new people about my pain story—I’ve got it down to a two-line elevator speech (a “mini pain story”). When someone asks what I do for a living, or what chronic illness I have, I say something like this:…
By Ed Coghlan “I’m scared, man.” That’s how Michael Young, a retired Lansing, Michigan firefighter and paramedic describes his life these days. Young is a 58-year old chronic pain patient who was injured on the job many years ago and like many firefighters he was injured more than once. Like many patients, he had been…
By Staff A study published in JAMA by researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, investigated subdermal (under the skin) buprenorphine implants and their effect on opioid-dependent patients. They found that after six months patients maintained very low, or no illicit use of opioids relative to daily sublingual (under the tongue)…
By Donna Gregory Burch My fibromyalgia and primary-care doctors have always been united when it comes to one thing: Opioids do not relieve fibromyalgia pain! Early on, I believed them and didn’t question their treatment plans. I figured they must have formed their opinions based on actual clinical trials. Turns out, I was wrong. The…
By Staff Although a US congressional panel recently blocked medical cannabis research, deciding that the federal government’s search for potential solutions to the nation’s prescription opioid crisis should not include cannabis, other countries exploring cannabis research are seeing very interesting results. Treatments with cannabinoids have been shown to have more benefits than risks, resulting in…
By Donna Gregory Burch Last month, I posted an image on my Facebook page about how chronic illness can be a catalyst for personal growth. I had a reader reply back (and I’m paraphrasing), “What could I possibly learn from living in this much pain every day? How is that making me a better person?”…
By Ed Coghlan We thought it might be worthwhile to review some of the latest from various states around the country regarding the use of medical marijuana. A year into Minnesota’s medical marijuana program, doctors there are getting a new condition for which they can prescribe the treatment: intractable pain. Doctors began evaluating potential medical…
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Endometriosis Getting More Attention- Pain News

By Ed Coghlan The pain of Endometriosis is well known to women who suffer from it. It affects 10 women of reproductive age globally and has prompted the collaboration between two leading non­profit organizations dedicated to the improvement of women’s health; the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists…
By Ed Coghlan Expect to be hearing quite a bit this fall from the American Chiropractic Association about the dangers of opioid medication. During National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) in October, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) promises to build on its ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the value of a conservative approach to pain…
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