Chronic Pain

Featured Article

The Role of Psychological Factors in Phantom Limb Pain Reviewed

The Role of Psychological Factors in Phantom Limb Pain Reviewed

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."

Latest

Depression and Obesity Associated With Chronic Hip Pain

Depression and Obesity Associated With Chronic Hip Pain

Depression and obesity may be associated with chronic hip pain.

MRS May Accurately Identify Painful Disks in Chronic Low Back Pain

MRS May Accurately Identify Painful Disks in Chronic Low Back Pain

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy may accurately identify painful lumbar disks in patients with chronic low back pain.

Tobacco Users More Likely to Be Co-Prescribed Opioids With Benzodiazepines, Muscle Relaxants

Tobacco Users More Likely to Be Co-Prescribed Opioids With Benzodiazepines, Muscle Relaxants

Patients with non-cancer back or neck pain who use vs do not use tobacco may be more likely to be concurrently prescribed opioid analgesics with muscle relaxants and/or benzodiazepines.

Does Opioid Tapering in Chronic Pain Result in Controlled Pain at Taper Completion?

Does Opioid Tapering in Chronic Pain Result in Controlled Pain at Taper Completion?

Opioid tapering may result in an alleviation of chronic pain, but this notion is based on low-level evidence.

Patients With Chronic Pain Found to Continue Opioids Despite Little Clinical Improvement

Patients With Chronic Pain Found to Continue Opioids Despite Little Clinical Improvement

Patients initially prescribed opioids for chronic noncancer pain were found to continue the treatment over long periods of time, despite poor clinical improvement.

Compounded Pain Creams Evaluated in Patients With Localized Chronic Pain

Compounded Pain Creams Evaluated in Patients With Localized Chronic Pain

To investigate the effectiveness of compounded creams in the treatment of chronic pain conditions, study authors performed a double-blind, randomized, parallel study comparing creams compounded with an active ingredient to placebo creams.

Bermekimab Improves Pain in Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Bermekimab Improves Pain in Hidradenitis Suppurativa

This investigational treatment was evaluated in 42 HS patients, of which 24 had previously failed anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy.

Limited Benefits of TNF-α Inhibitors for Chronic Low Back Pain

Limited Benefits of TNF-α Inhibitors for Chronic Low Back Pain

Anticytokine treatments may be ineffective in alleviating chronic low back pain with or without sciatica.

Meta-Analysis of Opioid Treatment for Chronic Noncancer Pain

Meta-Analysis of Opioid Treatment for Chronic Noncancer Pain

Opioids may only provide limited benefits for the management of chronic noncancer pain and may be associated with a greater risk for vomiting.

Chronic Neuropathic Pain Updated Classification by IASP for ICD-11

Chronic Neuropathic Pain Updated Classification by IASP for ICD-11

A panel of chronic pain experts established by the International Association for the Study of Pain updated the classification of chronic neuropathic pain for the International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision.