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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By Ed Coghlan Terri Lewis, PhD is another chronic pain advocate that is working to make a difference for people like her son, who suffers from chronic pain. The National Pain Report asked her for a few moments to share what makes her do this work. What is the basis for your advocacy work–take a…
By Staff Researchers from U.C. San Francisco, Stanford University, the University of North Carolina and the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg have cooked up a new opioid drug candidate from scratch that they say can block pain without triggering the dangerous side effects of painkillers. Their study was published this week in Nature showing the computational techniques…
By Gracie Bagosy-Young Editor’s Note- Saturday August 13, the Midwest Pain Treatment Education Expo was held near Chicago. It started three years ago as an idea by chronic pain activist Gracie Bagosy-Young. Here’s how she summarized this year’s event. This annual event was conceived from my irritation with the fact that there were no pain…
By Ed Coghlan Since we founded the National Pain Report, we’ve met a number of people whose loved ones suffer from chronic pain and advocate for them and the millions of others. One of them is retired pharmacist Steve Ariens. He agreed to share his thoughts about being a loved one and how it has…
By Staff A protein created by the body’s “biological clock” (circadian) that actively represses inflammatory pathways during the night is responsible for that stiffness many feel in the morning, says new research published online in The FASEB Journal. Called CRYPTOCHROME, the protein has proven anti-inflammatory properties in cultured cells, which present potential new opportunities for…
By Staff More than one million Americans have neuropathic pain. Wouldn’t it be a good thing if that pain could be reduced or even eliminated? Scientists at Rutgers University think that targeting brain cells that are supposed to provide immunity, but in some cases, do the opposite – the cause chronic pain that can last…
By Tara Heath Dry eye is a medical condition suffered by those whose eyes either don’t produce sufficient tears or they are of poor quality. Without sufficient lubrication for these eyes, they are also not being nourished properly and those afflicted with this condition can have a burning or stinging sensation that’s extremely uncomfortable. Recently,…
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3rd Annual US Pain Summit- Pain News

By Katie M. Golden Making your way in the world today Takes everything you’ve got; Taking a break from all your worries Sure would help a lot. Wouldn’t you like to get away? Sometimes you want to go Where everybody knows your name, And they’re always glad you came; You want to be where you…
By Stephen Rodrigues, MD Stephen Rodriguez, MD is a pain specialist and author currently writing a book on resolving pain through physical therapy, accupuncture, and holistic methods in an effort to address the source of pain without the necessity of opioid pain killers. When finished, his book will be available at http://drstephenrodrigues.com/index.html. The following is an…
Chủ nhật, 14 Tháng 8 2016 14:46

Rebutting Media Hype About Opioids- Pain News

By Angelika Byczkowski Open Letter to the Media: Ever since you started writing about the “Opioid Crisis in America”, you have ignored the millions of us that suffer with serious and incurable, but treatable, pain. You ignore or distort scientific facts and propagate manipulated statistics that conflate pain treatment with addiction. You are being duped…
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