In a draft report issued December 28, 2018 by the US Department of Health and Human Services-sponsored Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force, recommendations for a multidisciplinary approach to pain management were formulated.
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Cluster headache and migraine are distinct primary headache disorders that are associated with substantial pain and disability.
The guideline formulated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in an effort to curb opioid overdose-related deaths included a recommendation for steep reductions in opioid doses for patients taking high doses of the drug for chronic pain.
“Chasing the dragon” is an increasingly popular method of heroin inhalation among drug users.
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.”
Adults who received pharmacologic treatment for opioid use disorder following a non-fatal overdose may have a reduced risk for opioid-related and all-cause mortality in the subsequent 12 months compared with adults who did not receive medication-assisted treatment.
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.
Clinicians address issues relating to treating patients with comorbid chronic fatigue syndrome and mood disorders.
Advancements in research have led to the identification of a growing number of genetic and neuroimaging markers of migraine.
No association was found between current statin use and the risk of developing systemic lupus erythematosus.