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An Overview of ASRA Guidelines for Patients on Anticoagulants Undergoing Pain Procedures

An Overview of ASRA Guidelines for Patients on Anticoagulants Undergoing Pain Procedures

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The 2015 ASRA guidelines categorize procedures depending on their risk: high risk, intermediate risk, and low risk.

What You Should Know About the Cervicogenic Headache

What You Should Know About the Cervicogenic Headache

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The cervicogenic headache is a headache that arises from painful disorders of the neck. There is an irritation of the upper three cervical roots of their nerves and branches.

Podcast: Overview Of Low Back Pain

Podcast: Overview Of Low Back Pain

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Low back pain is one of the most common pain syndromes. In fact, about 69% of adults in the United States will have low back pain at some point in their lifetime.

Podcast: What Does It Mean To 'Clear' A Patient?

Podcast: What Does It Mean To 'Clear' A Patient?

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Clearing a patient for surgery is a clinician's attempt to mitigate any side effects from occurring as a result of a surgical procedure

Podcast: What You Need To Know About Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

Podcast: What You Need To Know About Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

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Two major symptoms of the function of TMJ problems are pain and dysfunction.

Podcast: Should Doctors Be Videotaped?

Podcast: Should Doctors Be Videotaped?

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Videotaping becomes a problem when the intent is punitive.

Podcast: Understanding Somatic, Visceral Abdominal Pain

Podcast: Understanding Somatic, Visceral Abdominal Pain

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Even though movement causing exacerbation of pain can happen with both somatic and visceral abdominal pain, asking patients to do a sit-up or a twister can identify trigger points in the rectus muscles and the obliques

Podcast: What You Should Know About Migraine Subtypes

Podcast: What You Should Know About Migraine Subtypes

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Even though there's a variety of migraine subtypes on the books, there are two major subtypes: migraine without aura (characterized with specific features and associated symptoms) and migraine with aura (transient neurological symptoms that proceed or accompany a headache).

Healthy Patients Refer Your Practice To Their Friends

Healthy Patients Refer Your Practice To Their Friends

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Finishing a fellowship means it's now time to find the right job. Not every practice model is the the perfect fit for everybody, so it's rather important for physicians to understand which structure will work best for them.

An Overview Of Postherpetic Neuraglia

An Overview Of Postherpetic Neuraglia

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Postherpetic neuralgia is defined as pain persisting for more than three months after zoster's onset.

Physical Medicine, Rehab Approach to Pain Management

Physical Medicine, Rehab Approach to Pain Management

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A comprehensive rehabilitation program should promote strong improvement in function.

Various Neurosurgical Options Available for Chronic Pain

Various Neurosurgical Options Available for Chronic Pain

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It is important to review the most recent data available before performing some of these options to make sure these techniques are not out of date.

Assessing Pain: Do the Scales Measure Up?

Assessing Pain: Do the Scales Measure Up?

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There are many ways to assess pain in patients.

A Book to Ease Worry About Surgery

A Book to Ease Worry About Surgery

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Welwyn Ardsley and the Cosmic Ninjas are on a quest to help you ease your pediatric patients' fears of surgery.

Careful Consideration Warranted for Obese Patients In Pain

Careful Consideration Warranted for Obese Patients In Pain

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In one study of 3,000 twins, after adjusting for variables, twins who were overweight were more likely to report painful conditions.

Get Set for Coding Changes

Get Set for Coding Changes

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Many of the pending codes are orthopedic in nature, which holds significance for clinicians dealing with patients with pain.

Ultrasound For Your Pain Practice: A Good Idea?

Ultrasound For Your Pain Practice: A Good Idea?

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Although flouroscopy is still key, ultrasound has its place,

Avoiding Complications During Interventional Procedures

Avoiding Complications During Interventional Procedures

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When dealing with a patient with a previous iodinated contrast agent reaction, pretreatment should be considered.

Picking the Best EMR For Your Pain Practice

Picking the Best EMR For Your Pain Practice

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Most of these systems have online videos, which can be very educational.

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