Missouri Finds Managing Pain Without Opioids Isn't Fast or Easy

Missouri started offering alternatives to opioids for Medicaid patients battling chronic pain and found that only a small fraction of users accessed the program. Describes how alternatives like chiropractic care, acupuncture, and physical therapy are more time consuming forms of care and how often times, clinics are weary of accepting Medicaid as a payer.
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This study is planned as a parallel design, randomized, controlled, assessor-blinded, clinical study. One hundred twenty-eight patients diagnosed with CNP will be randomly assigned to either the TEA group or the PT group in a 1:1 ratio. Participants in the TEA group will receive 4 sessions of TEA treatment, while those in the PT group will receive 8 sessions of PT treatment over 4 weeks. An assessment of effectiveness based on the outcomes of the Neck Pain and Disability Scale (NPDS), cervical spinal angle, Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Patient Global Impression of Change (PGIC), Euro...
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This report describes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a 71-years-old female with chronic neck pain who suffered from a left-sided tinnitus for 2 years, as well. The tinnitus and neck pain severity was rated as 7 and 6 respectively on a numeric rating scale (NRS) of 10. On examination, she had restricted cervical range of motion and several myofascial trigger points in cervical muscles. Audiometric tests of patient were normal. She received trigger point acupuncture of cervical muscles twice per week for 10 sessions. Her tinnitus completely disappeared after third session and did not return during 5 years follow-...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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AbstractChronic prostatitis (CP)/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) is one of the four category prostatitis, and the prevalence is over 90 –95% in prostatitis. Because of its pain and obstructive voiding difficulties, it severely affects the quality of life of the patient. However, the standard treatment is still unclear. Given the lack of proven efficacy of conventional therapies (such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications, and alpha-blockers), many patients have turned to phytotherapy and other alternative treatments. In recent years, phytotherapy and physical therapy have advanced a lot because of the saf...
Source: International Urology and Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Acupuncture therapy seems effective for motor function, pain relief and activities of daily living in stroke patients with mild SHS, when it is used in combination with rehabilitation. The low certainty of evidence downgrades our confidence in making recommendations to clinical practice. Introduction Shoulder-hand syndrome (SHS) is a common condition among people who have had a stroke, with its reported prevalence ranging from 12% to 49% (1, 2). The main symptoms of SHS include pain, hyperalgesia, joint swelling and limitations in range of motion (ROM) (3). Post-stroke SHS is also named type I complex ...
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Pain specialists at the University of Arizona and Banner – University Medicine are trying to reduce the use of opioids for patients suffering from chronic non-cancer pain by utilizing alternatives and complementary methods, such as physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractors, non-opioid medication, and a large array of pain intervention procedures.
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This article reviews nonpharmacologic therapies including pelvic floor physical therapy, dietary modifications, psychotherapy, and acupuncture. These interventions are low risk and should be incorporated into treatment for chronic pelvic pain, as they show promise for successful symptom relief in many overlapping chronic pain conditions. Common nonopioid medications for pelvic are also reviewed, including analgesics, hormone modulating agents, antidepressants, and anticonvulsants. Guidelines for cautious and responsible opioid use are also summarized. While data specific to chronic pelvic pain management remain limited, ev...
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