The presence of neuropathic pain was identified as a risk factor for low physical and mental quality of life in middle-aged and elderly patients.
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Over a quarter of patients with acute gout received a prescription for opioids at discharge from the emergency department.
The prevalence and severity of low back pain may be higher in patients with knee osteoarthritis and varus thrust.
Eptinezumab treatment for chronic migraine was associated with significant reduction in migraine-related burden on work, home, and social functioning.
Lacosamide, an anti-epileptic drug that inhibits phosphorylation of collapsing response mediator protein 2 and blocks the release of calcitonin gene-related peptide in the trigeminal system, may be effective in the treatment of chronic migraine.
Preoperative opioid use was reported in approximately 60% of patients undergoing total knee or hip replacement.
The presence of fibromyalgia may serve as a clinical sign of a more severe migraine.