Musculoskeletal Pain

IASP Updates Classification of Chronic Pain

IASP Updates Classification of Chronic Pain

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A task force of the International Association for the Study of Pain proposes a classification of chronic pain as either chronic primary or chronic secondary pain, when chronic pain represents the major complaint and when chronic pain is secondary to a chronic disorder, respectively.

IASP Updates Diagnosis Criteria for Chronic Primary Pain for ICD-11

IASP Updates Diagnosis Criteria for Chronic Primary Pain for ICD-11

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The International Association for the Study of Pain updated its definitions for the diagnosis of chronic primary pain for the International Classification of Diseases, Eleventh Edition.

Risk Factors Associated With Chronic Opioid Use in Musculoskeletal Pain

Risk Factors Associated With Chronic Opioid Use in Musculoskeletal Pain

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The chronic use of opioids was found to be low in individuals with musculoskeletal pain, and to have decreased from 2008 to 2014.

Early Physical Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain May Reduce Opioid Use

Early Physical Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain May Reduce Opioid Use

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Starting physical therapy early after a musculoskeletal pain diagnosis may be associated with reductions in long-term opioid use and amount of opioid use.

Smoking Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia

Smoking Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia

Smoking tobacco is a risk factor for cognitive dysfunction in patients with fibromyalgia.

Benefits of a Pain and Stress Management Program for Chronic Pain

Benefits of a Pain and Stress Management Program for Chronic Pain

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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.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Reduces Pain, Fatigue in Fibromyalgia

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Reduces Pain, Fatigue in Fibromyalgia

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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation administered during physical activity may effectively alleviate fibromyalgia-associated pain, fatigue, and disease impact in women.

Operant Learning May Provide More Benefits Than Energy Conservation in Fibromyalgia

Operant Learning May Provide More Benefits Than Energy Conservation in Fibromyalgia

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Operant learning may provide additional benefits compared with energy conservation in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.

Increased Opioid Prescribing Linked to Chronic Usage in Patients With RA

Increased Opioid Prescribing Linked to Chronic Usage in Patients With RA

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A physician's baseline opioid prescribing rate was a strong predictor of a patient's future opioid use.

Psychological Flexibility Improves Resilience in Children With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Their Parents

Psychological Flexibility Improves Resilience in Children With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Their Parents

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Psychological flexibility in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and in their parents may represent resilience factors for dealing with pain and disability associated with the condition.

Metabolic Syndrome May Be Associated With Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritic-Related Pain

Metabolic Syndrome May Be Associated With Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritic-Related Pain

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Metabolic syndrome, and specifically the component of abdominal obesity, may be associated with pain intensity and number of painful sites in adults with radiographic knee osteoarthritis.

Internet-Delivered Exposure Therapy Cost-Effective for Patients With Fibromyalgia

Internet-Delivered Exposure Therapy Cost-Effective for Patients With Fibromyalgia

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In a randomized control trial, researchers found that internet-delivered exposure therapy was more cost-effective for patients with fibromyalgia than a waitlist control, which did not involve any treatment during the experimental phase of the study.

Many Patients With RA Experience Pain Related to Central Nervous System

Many Patients With RA Experience Pain Related to Central Nervous System

Centralized pain pathways may coexist with more established peripheral inflammation-driven pathways in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Antirheumatic Indications for Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Antirheumatic Indications for Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Includes drugs indicated for different types of arthritis as well as the form and strength the medication is available in.

Arthritis Treatments: DMARDS and Other Immune Modulators

Dosing regimens of DMARDS and other immune modulators used in the treatment of arthritis.

Increased Number of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Sites Associated With Low Physical Activity in Older Adults

Increased Number of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Sites Associated With Low Physical Activity in Older Adults

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The number of chronic musculoskeletal pain sites may be associated with the level of low and moderate to vigorous physical activity in older adults.

Muscle Spasm Medications

Muscle spasm treatment chart with dosing regimens for muscle relaxants and other medications.

Reproductive Dysfunction Risk in Women Taking Long-Term Opioids for Musculoskeletal Pain

Reproductive Dysfunction Risk in Women Taking Long-Term Opioids for Musculoskeletal Pain

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Women prescribed long- vs short-term opioids for chronic musculoskeletal pain may be at increased risk for menopause and abnormal menstruation.

Arthritis Treatments: NSAIDs

NSAIDS (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) indicated for the treatment of arthritis chart.

Pain Interference Associated With Depression, Pain Self-Efficacy in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

Pain Interference Associated With Depression, Pain Self-Efficacy in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

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Patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain on long-term opioid therapy who report high levels of pain may be more likely to have moderate to high pain interference.

Osteoporosis Medications

Osteoporosis treatment and prevention doses including recommended calcium and vitamin D supplemental doses.

Limited Evidence Supporting Effectiveness of Cranial Electrical Stimulation for Chronic Pain

Limited Evidence Supporting Effectiveness of Cranial Electrical Stimulation for Chronic Pain

Researchers reviewed evidence relating to the benefits and harms of cranial electrical stimulation for adults with chronic painful conditions, depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

Identification of Myofascial Trigger Points in Upper Quarter Muscles May Reliably Diagnose Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Identification of Myofascial Trigger Points in Upper Quarter Muscles May Reliably Diagnose Myofascial Pain Syndrome

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The presence of active myofascial trigger points in 10 upper quarter muscles may represent a reliable criteria for the diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome.

Gout Medications

Gout treatment chart for acute attacks or chronic management/prevention.

High Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders in At-Risk Physicians

High Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders in At-Risk Physicians

The most common work-related musculoskeletal disorders in physicians were found to be degenerative cervical spine disease, rotator cuff pathology, degenerative lumbar spine disease, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Understanding Fibromyalgia for Optimal Patient Care

Understanding Fibromyalgia for Optimal Patient Care

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Fibromyalgia — which affects an estimated 4% to 10% of the US population, with a 7-time higher prevalence in women vs men — has remained a clinically nebulous entity, and one that is very difficult to manage effectively.

Acetaminophen-Diclofenac Combination Similar to Acetaminophen Monotherapy for Musculoskeletal Pain Relief

Acetaminophen-Diclofenac Combination Similar to Acetaminophen Monotherapy for Musculoskeletal Pain Relief

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Acetaminophen plus diclofenac and diclofenac monotherapy are comparable to acetaminophen alone for pain relief in patients with acute blunt minor musculoskeletal extremity trauma.

Ketoprofen Safe, Effective Pain Management for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ketoprofen Safe, Effective Pain Management for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Ketoprofen was found to be effective in relieving moderate to severe pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

New Opioid Analgesic NKTR-181 Safe, Efficacious for Low Back Pain

New Opioid Analgesic NKTR-181 Safe, Efficacious for Low Back Pain

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NKTR-181 was found to be safe and effective in patients with low back pain.

Vitamin D Deficiency and Chronic Tension-Type Headache

Vitamin D Deficiency and Chronic Tension-Type Headache

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A relationship may be present between serum vitamin D levels and chronic tension-type headaches.

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