Recent research indicates that disparities related to physician race or ethnicity, sex, or disability status may play a role in physician burnout.
Experts advise using ibuprofen and acetaminophen rather than codeine and tramadol to treat children in pain.
When traditional oral analgesics no longer control pain, some physicians are turning to alternative drug delivery methods that provide pain relief while avoiding systemic adverse effects.
Many patients with craniofacial pain syndromes such as trigeminal neuralgia, cluster headache, and migraine have an adequate response to pharmacologic therapies.
In recent years, the off-label prescription of antidepressants for the treatment of chronic pain has increased, along with evidence of their effectiveness and mechanistic underpinnings when used for this purpose. Depression is a common comorbidity among patients with chronic pain, and the use of these agents may alleviate symptoms of both disorders. Typically, however, significantly…