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.
A "Pain and Stress Management" program for the management of chronic pain, was found to be effective in alleviating pain, diminishing stress, promoting self-management of pain, and ameliorating general well-being.
Men and women may seek pain relief in both gendered and ungendered ways, depending on whether gender norms or perceptions of analgesic efficacy are thought to define social acceptability.
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.
Specific characteristics in several brain structures and psychological features may predict the magnitude of the placebo response.
In patients with chronic pain conditions, daily pain assessments using a smartphone app indicated a positive correlation between perceived change in pain symptoms and levels of pain catastrophizing.
A self-report screening tool designed to identify impaired psychosocial functioning and behavioral responses in parents of children with chronic pain was found to be useful clinically.
The clinical profiles of patients taking over-the-counter pain medications were found to be poorer than expected, with a high prevalence of migraine headache and many reporting frequent and disabling pain for extended durations.
Patient blinding in randomized placebo-controlled trials on pharmacologic treatments for chronic pain conditions may seldom be assessed.
A population-based, cohort study was conducted to identify knee pain in a group of older adults.
For patients with chronic pain, photo elicitation on social networks may represent a novel way to get a better understanding of lived experiences with chronic pain.
Patients with unilateral complex regional pain syndrome may have a weaker illusory response to a novel finger illusion compared with healthy controls, indicating disrupted weighting of bilateral hand cortical representations.
Patients with multiple sclerosis-related chronic pain were found to have spectral abnormalities within the dynamic pain connectome regions.
In this prospective, cohort study, patients (N=18) were randomized to receive gabapentin 400-800mg 3 times daily then pregabalin 150-300mg twice daily or vice versa; each treatment regimen was taken for 8 weeks with a 1-week washout period in between.
Adverse childhood experiences such as sexual violence, physical violence, serious illness, and bereavement may be associated with urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome symptoms.
Chronic pain may represent an important contributing factor to suicide.
Invasive procedures may not provide a substantial benefit over sham procedures for the management of chronic back or knee pain.
Single-patient multicrossover (n-of-1) trials supported by mobile health applications may not improve pain interference compared with usual care for patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Perceptions of injustice may predict worse outcomes in patients with chronic low back pain.
Concurrent use of benzodiazepines and long-term opioids was found in 25% of patients with chronic pain, and to be associated with elevated risk of falling and visiting the emergency department.
Findings suggest that repeating MRI of the sacroiliac joints after 3 months or 1 year in patients with chronic back pain and suspected axial spondyloarthritis was not useful.
Patients taking opioid analgesics for chronic noncancer pain may have a risk for unemployment 3-fold higher compared with individuals not taking opioids.
Cigarette smoking at any point during adulthood may be associated with an increased risk for chronic widespread pain.
Kinesiophobia, pain, and physical function may be associated with dynamic balance in individuals with greater trochanteric pain syndrome.
Widespread pressure pain hypersensitivity at nerve trunks and musculoskeletal structures associated with long-standing unilateral plantar heel pain may result from altered central pain processing.
The use of morphine and ziconotide is consistently recommended as first-line intrathecal therapy in the management of cancer- and non-cancerchronic pain, respectively.
Adverse Event Reporting System Effective for Improved Control of Pharmacologic Therapy in Chronic PainSeptember 24, 2018
A pharmacovigilance data recording system of adverse events in patients with long-term opioid use for the management of chronic noncancer pain may be effective for improved control of pharmacologic pain therapy.
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."
Ozone injection, despite slow onset, may provide longer-lasting outcomes compared with corticosteroid for the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis.
About 20.4 percent of U.S. adults have chronic pain and 8.0 percent have high-impact chronic pain.
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