5 Pain Stories You Might Have Missed, Aug. 25

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Some patients undergo acupuncture to treat arthritis.
Some patients undergo acupuncture to treat arthritis.

Every day the staff at Clinical Pain Advisor browses the Web for stories on chronic pain, acute pain, low back pain, diabetic neuropathy, fibromyalgia and other painful health conditions that readers might have missed the day before and lists some of their favorite articles in a daily column to provide clinicians with a resource they can check first thing in the morning.

"Patient turns to acupuncture for pain relief" -- Kathy Brennon, a patient of acupuncturist Paul Finney, undergoes acupuncture to treat arthritis in her knees. The Chanute Tribune tells Brennon's story of recovery.

"Right-to-die group fined $30K in woman's suicide" -- Can chronic pain lead a patient to suicide? Final Exit Network, Inc., a national right-to-die group, was convicted of assisting in the suicide of a patient who was suffering from chronic pain. A judge now ordered the group to pay a $30,000 fine, according to PostBulletin.com.

"Is loneliness affecting your health?" -- An article in the Bangor Daily News points out how chronic pain patients are sometimes isolated from others, especially if it's difficult for these individuals to get around. What needs to be done?

"Juvenile Fibromyalgia: Intensive Therapy Relieves Pain" -- How does intensive therapy relieve pain in juveniles with fibromyalgia? Medscape today reported on the results of a report that took an in-depth look at the topic.

"Death of pill mill patient focus of doctor's murder trial" -- The trial of Gerald Klein, a doctor who's being accused of killing during pain treatments in early 2009, is underway in court.

Did Clinical Pain Advisor miss something from this morning's roundup? Feel free to contact CJ Arlotta at cj.arlotta@haymarketmedia.com.

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