Higher serum testosterone levels were associated with less WOMAC pain in the operated knee in both men and women, and less WOMAC disability in women.
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Future research should evaluate the difference in mechanisms and effect moderators between more traditional empirically supported behavioral migraine treatments and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for migraine.
Changes in pain sensitization and depressive symptoms may partially mediate reduction in knee pain after substantial weight loss in morbidly obese individuals with knee pain.
Individuals in couples who are highly satisfied with their relationships and report thought suppression may be more likely to elicit emotional support through pain catastrophizing.
Patients on long-term opioid treatment for chronic pain reported experiencing negative physical side effects, emotional distress, and degraded relationships with their primary care provider.
Mass media back pain education campaigns may help increase awareness of the benefits of self-management.
There is limited evidence supporting the efficacy of cannabis for refractory chronic pain, including chronic neuropathic pain.
Discontinuing chronic opioid therapy for pain may not reduce mortality risk, and may be associated with an increased risk for overdose death.
Problems with alcohol or cannabis use may be uniquely associated with opioid misuse in adults with chronic pain, according to study results published in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. A total of 440 adults (mean age, 38.44 years) who reported current moderate to severe chronic pain and opioid use were assessed for substance abuse…
The pain experience of women with endometriosis may indirectly be influenced by worry traits and maladaptive thoughts.