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Physical Therapy vs Yoga for LBP

Yoga was deemed noninferior to physical therapy for the treatment of patients with chronic low back pain.

Dual Nerve Block for TKA Pain

In patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, sciatic nerve block plus femoral nerve block was more effective for pain relief than local infiltration analgesia plus femoral nerve block.

Opioid Epidemic: Recommended Measures From NASEM

Highlights from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report titled "Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use."

Low Back-Related Leg Pain Nature

A systematic review points to a dearth of evidence regarding the neuropathic etiology of low back-related leg pain.

Efficacy of Lumbar Total Disc Replacement

Long-term, clinically important improvement in chronic low back pain can be achieved with lumbar total disc replacement and multidisciplinary rehabilitation in patients whose low back pain does not respond to conservative therapy.

Sports-Related Groin Pain Treatment

Fluoroscopy-guided corticosteroid symphyseal injection was found to be effective for the treatment of sports-related groin pain.

Endometriosis Pain Reduced With Elagolix

At 3 months, significantly more women receiving both doses of elagolix had reductions in dysmenorrhea and nonmenstrual pelvic pain compared with those receiving placebo.

Steroid Dosage and Osteonecrosis in SLE

Cumulative steroid dosage is a risk factor for the development of osteonecrosis, which is the most frequent type of damage in lupus patients.
Neuropathic Pain Current State of Evidence on Ketamine: Uses, Effects, Research

Current State of Evidence on Ketamine: Uses, Effects, Research

Ketamine was found to alleviate several pain modalities, and a number of clinical trials investigating its efficacy are ongoing.

Chronic Pain

Morphine Microdose Therapy Safe, Effective in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Morphine Microdose Therapy Safe, Effective in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

The low dose of the microdose method reduces the formation of catheter tip granuloma.

Migraine & Headache

Cilostazol Consistently Triggers Migraine Attacks

Cilostazol Consistently Triggers Migraine Attacks

Cilostazol triggers migraine-like attacks in patients with migraine without aura in a reproducible manner.

Arthritis

Positive Psychological Intervention Effective on Osteoarthritis

Positive Psychological Intervention Effective on Osteoarthritis

Positive psychosocial interventions improved symptom severity, quality of life, and mood in Veteran Administration patients with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.

Back & Spine Pain

Radiofrequency Denervation May Provide Substantive Relief for Thoracic Facet Joint Pain

Radiofrequency Denervation May Provide Substantive Relief for Thoracic Facet Joint Pain

Radiofrequency denervation of thoracic facet joints may provide pain relief comparable to that achieved for cervical and lumbar facet joints.

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