Nonpharmacological pain therapy for chronic pain.

This article describes some of the nonpharmacological treatment options and their evidence (e.g. physical therapy, massage, manual therapy, electrotherapy, acupuncture and music therapy). The evidence for an empirically detected effectiveness of all these forms of therapy is not very high and often inconsistent. Nevertheless, this does not mean that these forms of treatment should not be used but that they should be selected on an individual basis to improve the well-being of patients by being adjusted to their needs. PMID: 30374702 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Z Gerontol Geriatr Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 25 April 2019Source: Brain, Behavior, and ImmunityAuthor(s): Zoe Hore, Franziska DenkAbstractIt is widely accepted that communication between the nervous and immune systems is involved in the development of chronic pain. At each level of the nervous system, immune cells have been reported to accompany and frequently mediate dysfunction of nociceptive circuitry; however the exact mechanisms are not fully understood. One way to speed up progress in this area is to increase interdisciplinary cross-talk. This review sets out to summarize what pain research has already learnt, or indeed might ...
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe study did not show a superiority of one technique compared to the other. Longer follow-up periods and more than one cupping session may be needed to evaluate the difference, if any, between both techniques.Trial RegistrationNCT02012205.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Moira van Staaden* and Robert Huber* J.P. Scott Center for Neuroscience, Mind &Behavior, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, United States Editorial on the Research Topic Invertebrate Models of Natural and Drug-Sensitive Reward The relationship between insects and humans is a complex one, characterized biotically as commensalism, mutualism, or parasitism. This collection of papers reveals yet another dimension, in which shared history invests invertebrate models with the power to interrogate critical challenges to the human reward system. As humans we take pride in approaching a gi...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 April 2019Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Mehmet Osman Akçakaya, Assel Saryyeva, Hans E. Heissler, Elvis J. Hermann, Joachim K. KraussAbstractOccurrence of gliomas in patients with chronic deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been reported few. It has been speculated whether there could be a causal relationship. Here, we report the development of a pilocytic astrocytoma in close vicinity of a DBS electrode during the course of chronic DBS. A 38-year-old man with refractory dystonic head tremor underwent bilateral implantation of quadripolar DBS electrodes in the t...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The protocol generated mild and moderate pain relief and reduced losses in the functional QOL in the treatment groups.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
Recommendations on safer opioid prescribing for chronic pain have not been consistently applied, which could risk patient health, federal health officials say.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
When you are raised in a narcissistic family it can feel like there is no help. Parents who are narcissistic are often self-focussed. They will relate to their children as “self-adjuncts” serving to support them and their image of themselves. Do something that reflects well on them and you are suddenly the Golden Child. Make a mistake, ask for help or express your vulnerability, and you are on your own or worse, ridiculed. Children in this situation learn quickly that their needs are unwelcome. Because they are raised to ignore, undermine or suppress their natural sense of who they are, they become ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anger Family Narcissism Relationships Self-Esteem Trauma abuse Addiction Childhood Trauma chronic shame Codependence Complex trauma Domestic Violence Emotional Abuse Narcissistic Personality Disorder Projection Unhealthy Bo Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: Altered DMN connectivity and its normalization postacupuncture can be employed to monitor CM and its modulating effects. The DMN is useful for understanding the therapeutic mechanisms of acupuncture in CM. PMID: 31011330 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Neural Plasticity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neural Plast Source Type: research
Americans are some of the most stressed-out people in the world, according to Gallup’s annual Global Emotions report. For the report, Gallup polled about 1,000 adults in countries around the world last year about the emotions they’d experienced the day before the survey. Negative emotions and experiences — stress, anger, worry, sadness and physical pain — were common around the world, tying 2017’s record-setting levels, the report found. In the U.S., 55% of respondents told Gallup they’d felt a lot of stress the day before, well above the global average of 35%. Gallup’s research fo...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news
Numerous studies have examined how alexithymia (difficulty identifying and describing one's emotions and a preference for externally oriented thinking) relates to chronic pain and associated disability. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize individual studies that either assessed alexithymia in individuals with chronic pain vs controls or related alexithymia to pain intensity, physical interference, depression, and anxiety. We searched MEDLINE, Embase, and PsycINFO from inception through June 2017; 77 studies met the criteria (valid assessment of alexithymia in adults or children with any chronic ...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
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