Microdiscectomy is superior to nonsurgical care with respect to pain intensity in patients with sciatica lasting more than four months.
Fatigue, anemia, pain, and sleep disorders form part of the prodrome in MS.
Severe vitamin D deficiency was linked to lumbar degenerative disease and low back pain in postmenopausal women.
Strontium89 (Strontium Chloride Sr-89 injection), a radiopharmaceutical indicated for the relief of bone pain in patients with painful skeletal metastases, has been made available by Q BioMed.
For older adults, initiation of tramadol is associated with an increased risk for hip fracture compared with initiation of codeine, ibuprofen, and other commonly used NSAIDs
Many patients who develop new low back pain receive advanced imaging and opioids without having been prescribed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or physical therapy.
For patients with chronic pain, medical cannabis use has a positive effect on maintaining sleep; however, cannabinoids do not appear to reduce cancer pain.
Pain phenotypes can be used in the future to attempt prediction of response to treatment in patients with painful chronic pancreatitis and thus provides a framework for personalized pain management.
More than half of world’s population has poor, nonexistent access to palliative care
Data from a study investigating the efficacy and safety of 6-week low-dose prednisolone in patients with painful hand osteoarthritis were presented at the 2019 ACR Annual Meeting.