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Visual Feedback Effective Option for Phantom Limb Pain

Visual Feedback Effective Option for Phantom Limb Pain

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Once thought of as psychogenic in etiology, researchers are gaining a better understanding the neural mechanisms of phantom pain.

Sleep Disturbance and the Experience of Pain

Sleep Disturbance and the Experience of Pain

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It is not hard to understand that pain can make sleep difficult, but how does sleep disturbance drive pain sensitivity?

Compliance Key to Managing Postherpetic Neuralgia

Compliance Key to Managing Postherpetic Neuralgia

Treating this neuropathic pain condition can be complicated because of polypharmacy, drug dosing schedules, adverse events, drug-drug interactions, and patient comorbidities.

Dataset Established for Assessing Back Pain

Dataset Established for Assessing Back Pain

The Institute of Medicine has estimated that chronic pain affects approximately 100 million adults in the United States, with an estimated annual cost of up to $635 billion.

The Role Sodium Channels Play in Painful Neuropathies

The Role Sodium Channels Play in Painful Neuropathies

Developing drugs that selectively block specific sodium channels could be the holy grail of neuropathic pain treatment.

Thought Leaders Discuss Resurgence of Heroin

In this feature, Clinical Pain Advisor explores the the roots of the current heroin epidemic facing the United States, and how chronic pain patients prescribed opioids are affected by it.

Cannabinoids May Provide Pain Relief in Oral Cancer

Cannabinoids May Provide Pain Relief in Oral Cancer

Oral malignancies can be associated with increased pain, but current research suggests that a cannabis-based medication may reduce this morbidity.

Medical Use of Magnets Under Exploration

Medical Use of Magnets Under Exploration

More than $1 billion worth of OTC therapeutic magnets have been sold worldwide to date, but are they useful for muscle pain?

Listening, Not Judging, An Important Component of Pain Management

Listening, Not Judging, An Important Component of Pain Management

Sometimes patients complaining of chronic pain are drug seeking, but isn't addiction a form of pain as well?

Proceed with Caution When Barefoot Running

Proceed with Caution When Barefoot Running

Research on the relationship between footwear, injury and subsequent pain rates is limited. A switch to a minimalist shoe or barefoot running should be done gradually.

Pain Management More Complex in Patients with Psychiatric Disorders

Pain Management More Complex in Patients with Psychiatric Disorders

It may be difficult to quantify pain in a patient with a psychiatric disorder.

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