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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."

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Screening for Hyperglycemia Prior to Steroid Injections for Chronic Pain

Screening for Hyperglycemia Prior to Steroid Injections for Chronic Pain

The majority of patients being considered for corticosteroid injections to treat chronic pain may be at high risk for untreated diabetes mellitus.

Persistence of Post-Traumatic CRPS Associated With Initial Pain Sensitization

Persistence of Post-Traumatic CRPS Associated With Initial Pain Sensitization

The level of pain sensitization in the early post-trauma period in patients with complex regional pain syndrome type 1 after distal radius fractures may be associated with the persistence of symptoms.

Ensuring Safety During Long-Term Opioid Therapy

Ensuring Safety During Long-Term Opioid Therapy

Healthcare providers at Veterans Affairs centers cite time constraints, logistic constraints, and interpersonal challenges as unique barriers to adherence with practice guidelines when treating patients on long-term opioid therapy.

Analgesic Modality Used for Trauma, Abdominal Pain in ED May Not Affect Persistent Pain

Analgesic Modality Used for Trauma, Abdominal Pain in ED May Not Affect Persistent Pain

Analgesic modality used in patients presenting to the emergency department with trauma, including abdominal pain, may not affect the presence of persistent pain at 6 months.

Empowering Exercise Professionals to Support Individuals With Chronic Pain

Empowering Exercise Professionals to Support Individuals With Chronic Pain

Exercise professionals may act as "key supporters" of individuals with chronic pain.

Parental Chronic Spinal Pain May Affect Prognosis in Adult Offspring

Parental Chronic Spinal Pain May Affect Prognosis in Adult Offspring

Individuals with chronic spinal pain, particularly those who are overweight or obese, may be less likely to recover from this condition if both their parents also have chronic spinal pain.

New Guidelines Issued for Patellofemoral Pain Management

New Guidelines Issued for Patellofemoral Pain Management

The National Athletic Trainers' Association has issued recommendations for identifying and managing patients with patellofemoral pain.

Stepped-Care Model Beneficial in Pain Management Practices in Primary Care

Stepped-Care Model Beneficial in Pain Management Practices in Primary Care

A stepped-care model of pain management implemented in primary care was successful in increasing the proportion of veteran patients reporting moderate to severe pain, as well as decreasing the use of opioids for pain management.

Central Sensitization in Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Central Sensitization in Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Patients with greater trochanteric pain syndrome may have altered conditioned pain modulation, as well as a high number of pain locations associated with negative conditioned pain modulation.

Factors Promoting Participation in Self-Management Training Program for Chronic Pain

Factors Promoting Participation in Self-Management Training Program for Chronic Pain

Factors underlying participation in the Living Better Beyond Pain, a self-management training program for patients with chronic pain, as well as benefits gained from participating in the program and associated barriers were identified.