Will nerve growth factor inhibitors help ease your back or knee pain? From Practical Pain Management.
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A New Class of Medications for Pain Patients?
New Strategies for Treating Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease
Researchers have identified best practices for treating children with SCD. From Practical Pain Management.
When Your Chosen Profession Takes a Toll on Your Health
One construction worker’s struggles with pain, and its management.
From about 2004 to 2014, “I was taking 12 prescriptions a day,” Mike recalls. This included up to 10 doses of the opioid Darvocet (dextropropoxyphene), later switching to multiple daily doses of Vicodin (hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen).
From Practical Pain Management.
Opioids and Pain Management in the Construction Industry
An unrelenting crisis in among manual laborers…
Your First Visit to a Pain Clinic
What to expect from a pain specialty practice or clinic.
After her primary care physician diagnosed her with chronic migraine 14 years ago, Wendy struggled to manage the pain that radiated from the corner of her right eye. “I didn’t just have pain in my head, it was in the neck, jaw, absolutely everywhere,” recalls the HR professional, who lives in the Indianapolis area.
From Practical Pain Management
Can “Blended” Therapy Help Patients Lower Their Opioid Use?
One doctor’s innovative–but unproven–efforts to lower opioid use among pain patients. From Practical Pain Management.
Survey Finds Patients Are Harmed by CDC’s Opioid Guidelines
Many chronic pain patients are struggling to find adequate relief, thanks in part to the CDC’s new opioid prescribing guidelines. From Practical Pain Management.
“I do think it’s a fairly good indication that the guidelines have resulted in harm to many patients, and created a fair amount of uncertainty and even fear among prescribers,” Anson said.
What You Should Know About SAD and Chronic Pain
Chronic pain patients should know about the link between seasonal affective disorder and chronic pain–and how to treat it. From Practical Pain Management.
If you’re dealing with chronic pain, SAD should be on your radar. Dr. Mogali says she sees many SAD patients who also complain of pain, and two small studies suggest that some patients with chronic fatigue syndrome or myofascial face pain may also show signs of SAD.