Musculoskeletal Pain

Increased Number of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Sites Associated With Low Physical Activity in Older Adults

Increased Number of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Sites Associated With Low Physical Activity in Older Adults

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The number of chronic musculoskeletal pain sites may be associated with the level of low and moderate to vigorous physical activity in older adults.

Muscle Spasm Medications

Muscle spasm treatment chart with dosing regimens for muscle relaxants and other medications.

Reproductive Dysfunction Risk in Women Taking Long-Term Opioids for Musculoskeletal Pain

Reproductive Dysfunction Risk in Women Taking Long-Term Opioids for Musculoskeletal Pain

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Women prescribed long- vs short-term opioids for chronic musculoskeletal pain may be at increased risk for menopause and abnormal menstruation.

Arthritis Treatments: NSAIDs

NSAIDS (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) indicated for the treatment of arthritis chart.

Pain Interference Associated With Depression, Pain Self-Efficacy in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

Pain Interference Associated With Depression, Pain Self-Efficacy in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

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Patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain on long-term opioid therapy who report high levels of pain may be more likely to have moderate to high pain interference.

Osteoporosis Medications

Osteoporosis treatment and prevention doses including recommended calcium and vitamin D supplemental doses.

Antirheumatic Indications for Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Antirheumatic Indications for Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Includes drugs indicated for different types of arthritis as well as the form and strength the medication is available in.

Arthritis Treatments: DMARDS and Other Immune Modulators

Dosing regimens of DMARDS and other immune modulators used in the treatment of arthritis.

Limited Evidence Supporting Effectiveness of Cranial Electrical Stimulation for Chronic Pain

Limited Evidence Supporting Effectiveness of Cranial Electrical Stimulation for Chronic Pain

Researchers reviewed evidence relating to the benefits and harms of cranial electrical stimulation for adults with chronic painful conditions, depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

Identification of Myofascial Trigger Points in Upper Quarter Muscles May Reliably Diagnose Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Identification of Myofascial Trigger Points in Upper Quarter Muscles May Reliably Diagnose Myofascial Pain Syndrome

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The presence of active myofascial trigger points in 10 upper quarter muscles may represent a reliable criteria for the diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome.

Gout Medications

Gout treatment chart for acute attacks or chronic management/prevention.

High Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders in At-Risk Physicians

High Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders in At-Risk Physicians

The most common work-related musculoskeletal disorders in physicians were found to be degenerative cervical spine disease, rotator cuff pathology, degenerative lumbar spine disease, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Acetaminophen-Diclofenac Combination Similar to Acetaminophen Monotherapy for Musculoskeletal Pain Relief

Acetaminophen-Diclofenac Combination Similar to Acetaminophen Monotherapy for Musculoskeletal Pain Relief

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Acetaminophen plus diclofenac and diclofenac monotherapy are comparable to acetaminophen alone for pain relief in patients with acute blunt minor musculoskeletal extremity trauma.

Ketoprofen Safe, Effective Pain Management for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ketoprofen Safe, Effective Pain Management for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Ketoprofen was found to be effective in relieving moderate to severe pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

New Opioid Analgesic NKTR-181 Safe, Efficacious for Low Back Pain

New Opioid Analgesic NKTR-181 Safe, Efficacious for Low Back Pain

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NKTR-181 was found to be safe and effective in patients with low back pain.

Vitamin D Deficiency and Chronic Tension-Type Headache

Vitamin D Deficiency and Chronic Tension-Type Headache

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A relationship may be present between serum vitamin D levels and chronic tension-type headaches.

Viewing Photographs Reduces Pain Ratings in Patients With Chronic Pain

Viewing Photographs Reduces Pain Ratings in Patients With Chronic Pain

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Viewing photographs can decrease pain intensity in patients with chronic pain.

Opioids vs NSAIDs Following Motor Vehicle Collision

Opioids vs NSAIDs Following Motor Vehicle Collision

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Opioids prescribed for pain following a motor vehicle collision do not reduce the likelihood of developing persistent pain.

Severe Arthritis Complaints & Medical Marijuana Use

Severe Arthritis Complaints & Medical Marijuana Use

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This low rate of use in rheumatology patients is in stark contrast to the high rates of severe arthritis frequently reported by medicinal marijuana users.

Treating Migraine in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder Could Curb Muscle Pain

Treating Migraine in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder Could Curb Muscle Pain

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"Clinicians should not ignore migraine when treating MS/P in patients with MDD."

CDC: Patients With Musculoskeletal Pain Use Complementary Health

CDC: Patients With Musculoskeletal Pain Use Complementary Health

The use of any complementary health approach for any reasons was significantly higher for those with vs those without a musculoskeletal pain disorder (41.6 vs 24.1%).

Biomarker Profiles Improve RA Relapse Predictions During DMARD Taper

Biomarker Profiles Improve RA Relapse Predictions During DMARD Taper

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MBDA scores combined with ACPA testing allowed researchers to predict RA relapse in more than 80% of patients.

Efficacy of Transdermal Analgesic in Reducing Pain Scores, Opioid Use

Efficacy of Transdermal Analgesic in Reducing Pain Scores, Opioid Use

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Preliminary results suggest that this transdermal analgesic is efficacious in reducing opioid use and pain scores in patients experiencing chronic neuropathy and musculoskeletal pain.

Biosimilar Drug Erelzi Approved by FDA for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Biosimilar Drug Erelzi Approved by FDA for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Erelzi, a biosimilar for Enbrel, treats rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.

Medical Marijuana Laws May Reduce Medicare Prescription Use, Spending

Medical Marijuana Laws May Reduce Medicare Prescription Use, Spending

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In states where marijuana is legalized for medicinal purposes, Medicare's prescription drug benefit program has lowered its spending due to reduced prescription drug use.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy and Sports-Related Injuries

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy and Sports-Related Injuries

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Despite lack of FDA approval, PRP therapy is gaining unproven acceptance as treatment for sports-related injuries.

CDC Hosts Zika Action Plan Summit

CDC Hosts Zika Action Plan Summit

Virus expected to become active in some parts of the southern United States in early summer.

Time of Zika's Arrival in the Americas

Time of Zika's Arrival in the Americas

Findings suggest one person carried the virus to the region in 2013.

Vitamin D May Not Benefit Knee Osteoarthritis

Vitamin D May Not Benefit Knee Osteoarthritis

Supplements didn't slow disease progression or ease pain, even in patients with low levels of vitamin D.

What is the Most Effective NSAID to Relieve Knee OA Pain?

What is the Most Effective NSAID to Relieve Knee OA Pain?

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A team of researchers from Switzerland studied the efficacy of different formulations and doses of NSAIDs on osteoarthritis pain by conducting a network meta-analysis.

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