Chronic Pain

The Role of Psychological Factors in Phantom Limb Pain Reviewed

The Role of Psychological Factors in Phantom Limb Pain Reviewed

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Up to 85% of amputees experience phantom limb pain: sensations in the missing limb that patients may describe as burning, cramping, tingling, itching, stabbing, throbbing, or a feeling of "pins and needles."

Ozone vs Corticosteroids May Provide Longer-Lasting Effects for Plantar Fasciitis

Ozone vs Corticosteroids May Provide Longer-Lasting Effects for Plantar Fasciitis

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Ozone injection, despite slow onset, may provide longer-lasting outcomes compared with corticosteroid for the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis.

Chronic Pain May Be Contributor to Suicide

Chronic Pain May Be Contributor to Suicide

Chronic pain may be an important contributor to suicide, with 8.8 percent of suicide decedents having evidence of chronic pain.

CDC: About One in Five U.S. Adults Have Chronic Pain

CDC: About One in Five U.S. Adults Have Chronic Pain

About 20.4 percent of U.S. adults have chronic pain and 8.0 percent have high-impact chronic pain.

Social Support and Attachment Style May Affect Pain Experiences in Men With HIV

Social Support and Attachment Style May Affect Pain Experiences in Men With HIV

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In men with HIV, daily social support may improve experiences of pain, and attachment style may influence the ways in which individuals leverage social support as a pain-coping mechanism.

Pain Processing May Be Altered in Women With Patellofemoral Pain

Pain Processing May Be Altered in Women With Patellofemoral Pain

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Young women with patellofemoral pain may have altered pain processing compared with healthy controls.

Treating Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain as a Psychoneuromuscular Disorder Shows Benefits

Treating Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain as a Psychoneuromuscular Disorder Shows Benefits

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Treating chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain as a psychoneuromuscular disorder may significantly improve related symptoms.

Psych Screening Beneficial in Pediatric Abdominal Pain

Psych Screening Beneficial in Pediatric Abdominal Pain

Systematic screening for anxiety, disability, and pain can increase psychological referral rates among pediatric patients with abdominal pain.

Pediatric Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Diagnosis and Management

Pediatric Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Diagnosis and Management

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Chronic, noninflammatory pain in children and adolescents encompasses a wide range of pain syndromes. Clinicians need to consider not only the physical manifestations of pain but also the psychosocial and academic impact of the child's pain and impairment.

Pain Management After Spinal Cord Injury Should Be Tailored to Pain Level, Subtype

Pain Management After Spinal Cord Injury Should Be Tailored to Pain Level, Subtype

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Pain management in patients with spinal cord injury should be tailored according to pain level and subtype.

Biopsychosocial Factors May Help With Coping in Chronic Temporomandibular Disorder

Biopsychosocial Factors May Help With Coping in Chronic Temporomandibular Disorder

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Several biopsychosocial factors as well as temporomandibular disorder (TMD)-related symptoms were found to improve over time in individuals with chronic, but not newly developed TMD.

Low Literacy Self-Management Program for Chronic Pain May Be Effective

Low Literacy Self-Management Program for Chronic Pain May Be Effective

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A low-literacy, pain self-management program delivered one-on-one by a health educator or in groups with lectures from experts over a period of 6 months may improve chronic pain outcomes.

Electroacupuncture May Help Reduce Opioid Use in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

Electroacupuncture May Help Reduce Opioid Use in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

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Electroacupuncture may be safe and effective to reduce the use of opioid medications in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain.

L-Glutamine Oral Therapy Reduces Sickle Cell-Related Pain Better Than Placebo

L-Glutamine Oral Therapy Reduces Sickle Cell-Related Pain Better Than Placebo

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L-Glutamine oral treatment with or without hydroxyurea reduces pain crises better than placebo in individuals with sickle cell disease.

Physical, Psychosocial Activity May Be Protective Against Development of Chronic Pain in Older Adults

Physical, Psychosocial Activity May Be Protective Against Development of Chronic Pain in Older Adults

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Weekly vigorous activity and cultural engagement may protect against the development of chronic pain in older adults.

Orilissa Approved for Moderate to Severe Pain Associated With Endometriosis

Orilissa Approved for Moderate to Severe Pain Associated With Endometriosis

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The approval was based on data from 2 multinational double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 trials involving 1686 premenopausal women with moderate to severe pain associated with endometriosis.

Prescribed Opioids Difficulties Scale Effective for Assessing Concerns of Patients With Chronic Pain

Prescribed Opioids Difficulties Scale Effective for Assessing Concerns of Patients With Chronic Pain

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The Prescribed Opioids Difficulties Scale may be effective for identifying patients using opioids for chronic noncancer pain who are worried about their usage.

Hypoesthesia for Touch and Joint Position Linked to Chronic Pain in MS

Hypoesthesia for Touch and Joint Position Linked to Chronic Pain in MS

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Investigators examined whether chronic pain and hypoesthesia are linked in patients with MS.

Symptom Severity, Sensory Sensitivity May Indicate Pain Centralization in Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions

Symptom Severity, Sensory Sensitivity May Indicate Pain Centralization in Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions

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Two composite constructs of symptom patterns in Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions were found to be associated with each other and the centralized pain phenotype.

FDA Takes Steps to Reconcile Needs of Patients With Chronic Pain, Efforts to Curb Opioid Epidemic

FDA Takes Steps to Reconcile Needs of Patients With Chronic Pain, Efforts to Curb Opioid Epidemic

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A panel discussion event held at the US Food and Drug Administration gathered patients with chronic pain and FDA officials, to reconcile concerns around prescriptions of opioid medications with the needs of these patient populations.

Treating Osteoporotic Pain: Expert Interview

Treating Osteoporotic Pain: Expert Interview

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Pain resulting from osteoporotic fractures should be treated with a multimodal approach that includes pharmacological and nonpharmacological strategies.

Functional Restoration for Chronic Pain and Depression in the Elderly: Pharmacotherapy and Beyond

Functional Restoration for Chronic Pain and Depression in the Elderly: Pharmacotherapy and Beyond

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Functional restoration is a multimodal approach to chronic pain and depression, and includes psychoeducation about pain, biofeedback, mindfulness training, physical and occupational therapy, and detoxification of narcotics.

Consensus Guidelines for the Use of Intravenous Ketamine for Chronic Pain

Consensus Guidelines for the Use of Intravenous Ketamine for Chronic Pain

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A panel of experts formulated consensus guidelines for physicians who use intravenous ketamine infusions to treat chronic pain.

Opioid Equianalgesic Doses

Opioid equianalgesic dosing chart used for interchanging between drug, route of administration, or both.

Chronic Pain Leads to Higher Opioid Doses and Lower QoL in Sickle Cell Patients

Chronic Pain Leads to Higher Opioid Doses and Lower QoL in Sickle Cell Patients

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In adults with sickle cell disease, higher daily opioid use may be associated with poorer health-related quality of life.

Olinciguat Granted Orphan Drug Status for Sickle Cell Disease

Olinciguat Granted Orphan Drug Status for Sickle Cell Disease

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Olinciguat is a soluble guanylate cyclase stimulator currently in Phase 2 development.

Medical Cannabis Shows Promise in Treating Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Medical Cannabis Shows Promise in Treating Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

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Differing formulations and ratios of the subjects' medical cannabis regimens have been accounted for, though further information about ratios of CBD and TCH are subject to change due to continued ongoing research.

Multiple Sclerosis Pain Common Disruptive Factor in Everyday Activities

Multiple Sclerosis Pain Common Disruptive Factor in Everyday Activities

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Pain in patients with multiple sclerosis may affect their daily functioning regardless of disease severity.

Development of Chronic Pain Highly Dependent on Pain History

Development of Chronic Pain Highly Dependent on Pain History

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The development of and recovery from chronic pain was found to be highly dependent on a patient's previous history of pain.

Education Plus Exercise, Single Corticosteroid Injection Effective in Long Term for Gluteal Tendinopathy

Education Plus Exercise, Single Corticosteroid Injection Effective in Long Term for Gluteal Tendinopathy

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Education combined with exercise as well as a single corticosteroid injection may be more effective than a wait-and-see approach for alleviating gluteal tendinopathy-associated pain.

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