5 Pain Stories You Might Have Missed, Aug. 20

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What are non-surgical alternatives for alleviating knee pain?
What are non-surgical alternatives for alleviating knee pain?

Every day the staff at Clinical Pain Advisor browses the Web for stories on chronic pain, acute pain, low back pain, diabetic neuropathy, fibromyalgia and other painful health conditions that readers might have missed the day before and lists some of their favorite articles in a daily column to provide clinicians with a resource they can check first thing in the morning.

"Yoga may help relieve chronic pain" -- Not sure if yoga can help your patient with chronic pain? Dr. Anthony L. Komaroff (also known to many as Dr. K) wrote his response back to a reader who was curious about what kind of pain yoga can help alleviate. Dr. K's answer can be found on the The Spokes-Man Review website.

"Non-surgical alternative relieves aching knees" -- KING5 covered a story on a woman who had been living on pills for years until she and her doctor began taking a look at non-surgical alternatives for her knee pain.

"Medical Marijuana Confusion Causing Problems?" -- A story in the National Pain Report claims that there's an uproar in Montana over the state approving marijuana for medical use. One of the reasons for confusion, the article points out, is that the federal government isn't providing any guidance on the topic.

"Lyrica: Can Fibromyalgia Drug Help Arthritis Patients' Pain?" -- An article in Newsmax this week reminds clinicians that even though some physicians prescribe Lyrica for rheumatoid arthritis, the drug has still not been approved for treating this condition.

"Experts discuss health impacts of medical marijuana in Utah" -- State lawmakers in Utah listened to what local and national experts had to say on medical marijuana, according to Desecret News. Even though the legislator already passed a law allowing children with specific conditions to use cannabinoid oil for the treatment of seizures, there are others who are pushing for looser regulations. 

Did Clinical Pain Advisor miss something from this morning's roundup? Feel free to contact CJ Arlotta at cj.arlotta@haymarketmedia.com.

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