Pain Relief

Older Adults Believe Marijuana Can Be Effective for Pain

Older Adults Believe Marijuana Can Be Effective for Pain

A national sample of about 2,000 adults aged 50 to 80 years were asked about marijuana use for medical purposes, including its perceived benefits.

Pain Specialist Dr Beth Darnall Presented at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting: Here Are Her Takeaways

Pain Specialist Dr Beth Darnall Presented at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting: Here Are Her Takeaways

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Brief, low-cost and scalable psychobehavioral interventions can address gaps in pain education and provide people worldwide with the information and skills to alter the trajectory of their pain and suffering.

Limited Evidence for the Effectiveness of Oxcarbazepine in Neuropathic Pain

Limited Evidence for the Effectiveness of Oxcarbazepine in Neuropathic Pain

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Evidence for the effectiveness of oxcarbazepine in painful diabetic neuropathy and other forms of neuropathic pain is limited.

Acupuncture Provides Effective Pain Relief in Joint Pain Related to Breast Cancer Treatment

Acupuncture Provides Effective Pain Relief in Joint Pain Related to Breast Cancer Treatment

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Acupuncture may represent an effective adjuvant therapy in the management of joint pain associated with aromatase inhibitor treatment in postmenopausal women with breast cancer.

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure for Migraine: Weighing Risks and Benefits

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure for Migraine: Weighing Risks and Benefits

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There is a suggested link between migraine and the presence of patent foramen ovale, with the suggestion that PFO closure surgery might be a preventative measure against future migraine attacks, but what are the consequences?

Hydromorphone vs Prochlorperazine/Diphenhydramine for Acute Migraine Pain Relief

Hydromorphone vs Prochlorperazine/Diphenhydramine for Acute Migraine Pain Relief

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A treatment of intravenous hydromorphone was found to provide less pain relief for acute migraine than IV prochlorperazine in patients admitted to the emergency department.

Acupuncture Safe, Effective Alternative to Pain Drugs in ED

Acupuncture Safe, Effective Alternative to Pain Drugs in ED

Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to pain medications for some emergency department patients.

A Case for the Lidocaine Patch

A Case for the Lidocaine Patch

While the lidocaine patch is still pharmacologic, it offers a different method of pain relief for patients.

Optimizing Deep Brain Stimulation for Neuropathic Pain Relief

Optimizing Deep Brain Stimulation for Neuropathic Pain Relief

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Deep Brain Stimulation for Neuropathic Pain

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