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 600 people have registered for the 3rd Annual Midwest Pain Treatment Education Expo in Northbrook, Illinois this Saturday (August 12th). The registration is double last year’s event. It’s the brainchild of Gracie Bagosy-Young, a chronic pain patient advocate who is a frequent contributor to the National Pain Report. “I conceived the Expo…
By Ed Coghlan Friday August 12 is the deadline to sign a petition that urges the White House to direct the Department of Health and Human Services to fund the National Pain Strategy. (To Sign The Petition Click Here) The U.S. Pain Foundation emailed its thousands of members urging them to sign it because “we…
By Ed Coghlan If the medical benefits of marijuana are going to be approved by the federal government, it won’t happen while Barack Obama is President. The Drug Enforcement Administration declared marijuana will remain a schedule 1 drug that has “no medical use or purpose” and has a high potential for abuse. It keeps marijuana…

By Ed Coghlan At the National Pain Report, we often leave the opinion making to folks who are advocates for any number of issues. And it’s our position to allow those varying points of view on our site—it’s part of our mission. We will exercise our privilege to expressing our own opinion by saying, you…

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The Crime of Chronic Pain- Pain News

By Cynthia Toussaint I met Eddie on my first date with my life partner John nearly 36 years ago. John took me to a premier of Robert Redford’s masterpiece Ordinary People at the old dome theater in my Bay Area hometown. I adored Eddie right off. Just before the lights dimmed, a booming voice came…
By Staff Chondroitin sulfate (CS) plus glucosamine sulfate (GS) was shown to be no better than placebo for reducing pain and function impairment for people with knee osteoarthritis, a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology found. Although the use of CS and GS has been recognized since the 1970s, there has been limited data concerning…
FDA and Pharma commit to balanced solutions to curb addiction, treat pain. By: Sidney H. Schnoll, MD, PhD and Jack Henningfield, PhD With opioid abuse and misuse continuing to be a public health problem in the U.S., there is an urgent need for balanced, commonsense solutions to address this ongoing public health problem without abandoning…
By Katelyn O’Leary This is the only thing I can think of as I slowly walk back to my bed, my nurse gently guiding me so I don’t fall. I keep thinking of the asterisk, despite the buzzing of the ketamine and the dopey effects it has on my brain. The asterisk symbolizes the current…
By Staff Ai Chi is a water-based strengthening and relaxation therapy that may help people with fibromyalgia (FM) achieve improved mental and physical health while also increasing quality of life, according to a study published in the July 2016 issue of the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. According to the National Center on Health, Physical…
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Burnout- Pain News

By Angelika Byczkowski I’m starting to burn out from the relentless onslaught of anti-opioid propaganda. I started my blog about chronic pain years ago, before the anti-opioid groups had become so vociferous and aggressive. Now, those seem like “the good old days”. Every morning I dread what I’m going to see on my Twitter feed,…
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