Upping Opioid Dose May Not Be Helpful in Chronic Pain Upping Opioid Dose May Not Be Helpful in Chronic Pain
In patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain, an increase in opioid dosage appears to be of no clear benefit, according to a two-year study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Review Calls for Better Recognition, Treatment of Groin-Pain Syndrome Review Calls for Better Recognition, Treatment of Groin-Pain Syndrome
Diagnosing chronic groin pain that is not hip- or hernia-related can be difficult, but this common problem can usually be treated successfully with physical therapy and surgery if necessary, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Neuropathic Pain Spinal Cord Stimulation for Neuropathic Pain
Spinal cord stimulation is an option for the management of chronic neuropathic pain, but is the pain relief obtained the result of a placebo effect?Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Evaluation of the fear avoidance behavior after traumatic brain injury questionnaire - Snell D, Siegert RJ, Debert CT, Cairncross M, Silverberg ND.
Fear avoidance behavior is related to symptom persistence and disability in various health conditions, such as chronic pain. Fear avoidance behavior may also impact recovery from mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), but no measure of this construct has been... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Novel formulation permits use of toxin from rattlesnake venom to treat chronic pain
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Researchers Butantan Institute succeeded in reducing the toxicity and potentiating the analgesic effect of crotoxin by encapsulating it in nanostructured silica. The results of tests in an animal model of neuropathic pain are promising. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This Is What Living With Chronic Pain Is Really Like
People who live with chronic pain conditions share the debilitating, frustrating realities they experience daily. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Talk To Your Doctor If You ’re Experiencing Chronic Pain
These are the questions you should ask and how you should approach a treatment plan, according to experts. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Talk To Your Doctor If You're Experiencing Chronic Pain
These are the questions you should ask and how you should approach a treatment plan, according to experts. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin)
Title: ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - February 12, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

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. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 12, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Can T'ai Chi alleviate chronic low back pain in older adults?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of using T'ai Chi to improve chronic low back pain in adults over 65 years of age compared to health education and usual care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Submission to U.S. FDA for New DARZALEX ® (Daratumumab)-Based Combination Regimen for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
RARITAN, NJ, February 10, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) in combination with Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) and dexamethasone (DKd) for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The sBLA is supported by results from the Phase 3 CANDOR study, which compared treatment with DKd to carfilzomib and dexamethasone (Kd) in patients with multiple myeloma who relapsed after one to three prior lines of therapy. “W...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

A natural remedy for sleep problems: Can acupuncture help with insomnia?
(Natural News) Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years, and many scientific studies attest to its health benefits. Acupuncture is often used to treat chronic pain and nausea. But recent studies show that it can also be used to help people with insomnia. How does acupuncture work? Acupuncture is a traditional medicine and healing art that originated in China. It was developed around 100... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescription drugs and the US workforce: results from a National Safety Council survey - Abd-Elsayed A, Fischer M, Dimbert J, Fiala KJ.
BACKGROUND: The cost of chronic pain in the United States is extremely high. Opioids are one of the most common medications prescribed for the treatment of chronic pain, and their misuse and addiction have been of concern. It has been found that opioids ar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Trauma-related guilt and pain among veterans with PTSD - Herbert MS, Malaktaris AL, Lyons R, Norman SB.
Despite the well-known co-occurrence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain, large gaps remain in understanding how these two conditions influence each other. The aim of the present study was to examine the association between trauma-rela... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Chronic pain: prescribe mental health support as well as drugs, say experts
Calls for social interventions to be used along with opioids, which often have little effectPeople with chronic pain should be prescribed social interventions such as mental health support instead of just opioid painkillers, experts have said.About 28 million adults in the UK live with pain that has lasted three months or more, according to recent research. Buttackling such pain is challenging, with few effective treatments on offer.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Health Opioids Drugs Mental health UK news Science Source Type: news

Neurotransmitters: Placebo and Nocebo Effects in Chronic Pain Neurotransmitters: Placebo and Nocebo Effects in Chronic Pain
This review examines the evidence for the involvement of neurotransmitter systems in placebo and nocebo effects in both healthy participants with acute postop pain and patients with chronic pain.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

CEO Secrets: Can you be the boss if you're in chronic pain?
Shazia Ginai, who suffers from chronic pain, found that it was no barrier to being a CEO. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors Influencing Changes to Chronic Pain Management Plans Factors Influencing Changes to Chronic Pain Management Plans
This study examined factors that might influence changes to existing treatment plans.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Chemistry for Toxicological Risk Assessment —Transitions in Expected Approach
One of the cornerstones of biocompatibility evaluations is the use of toxicological risk assessment to screen for potential hazards and safeguard against long-onset risks like cancer. While there is an abundance of toxicological literature available, and the techniques of toxicological risk assessment are generally accepted, the process for conducting the underlying chemistry studies is less mature. FDA has been building finesse in reviewing chemistry studies, helping the testing facilities to be more aware of the nuances in chemistry. New internal awareness and recent reports with poorly conducted studies used for regulat...
Source: MDDI - February 4, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Matthew Jorgensen Tags: Testing Source Type: news

Dentists Among Top Prescribers of Opioids
Title: Dentists Among Top Prescribers of OpioidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/4/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/4/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - February 4, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Excessive daytime sleepiness in adults with spinal cord injury and associations with pain catastrophizing and pain intensity - Craig A, Tran Y, Guest R, Middleton J.
STUDY DESIGN: Pre-post cohort mixed factorial design. OBJECTIVE: Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and chronic pain are major problems for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). However, the relationship between chronic pain and EDS requires clarif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Shovel That Snow, but Spare Your Back
Title: Shovel That Snow, but Spare Your BackCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/1/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/3/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - February 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Chronic pain can interfere with sexuality
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adverse childhood experiences increase risk for prescription opioid misuse - Merrick MT, Ford DC, Haegerich TM, Simon T.
The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic, with a significant portion of the burden associated with prescription opioids. In response, the CDC released a Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, which promotes access to tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

An Interdisciplinary Pain Program for Chronic Low Back Pain An Interdisciplinary Pain Program for Chronic Low Back Pain
Is an interdisciplinary treatment approach an effective means of symptom improvement in chronic low back pain? How does it compare with physical therapy?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Just 1% of Doctors Prescribe Nearly Half of Opioids in U.S.
Title: Just 1% of Doctors Prescribe Nearly Half of Opioids in U.S.Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/29/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/30/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - January 30, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Outcomes of prescription opioid dose escalation for chronic pain: results from a prospective cohort study - Morasco BJ, Smith N, Dobscha SK, Deyo RA, Hyde S, Yarborough BJH.
This study examined potential benefits and harms associated with prescription opioid dose escalation. Partici... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Understanding suicidal ideation and behaviour in individuals with chronic pain: a review of the role of novel transdiagnostic psychological factors - Kirtley OJ, Rodham K, Crane C.
Individuals with chronic pain are at an elevated risk of suicide, yet psychosocial factors that might be involved in increasing or decreasing vulnerability for suicidal ideation and behaviour have received little attention. Extant literature on the topic o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Medicare to Cover Some Acupuncture in AAFP Advocacy Win
CMS announced new Medicare coverage for acupuncture for chronic low back pain, cementing a proposed policy that the Academy endorsed last summer. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 28, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

High Rates of Chronic Pain, PTSD in Firearm-Injury Survivors High Rates of Chronic Pain, PTSD in Firearm-Injury Survivors
Firearm-injury survivors have a much higher burden of chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and worse mental and physical quality of life than car-crash survivors with similar injuries, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

What to Expect in Neuromodulation This Year
The spinal cord stimulation (SCS) market growth should improve in 2020 as leaders in the space launch new products and benefit from recent acquisitions and invest in potential indication expansions, according to Needham & Co.'s Mike Matson. The medtech analyst published a report Monday sharing his takeaways from the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) meeting in Las Vegas, NV over the weekend. Matson noted that SCS device market growth should continue to improve in 2020 and beyond, thanks to a number of factors. The analyst estimates that SCS currently represents about $2.5 billion, wh...
Source: MDDI - January 27, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

We Are the Luckiest: An Interview with Laura McKowen on the Magic of a Sober Life
Addiction affects a staggering number of lives in the United States; not just those who use substances, but family, friends, co-workers and society at large. According to Defining the Addiction Treatment Gap, a CATG review of the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and other national data sources, addiction continues to impact every segment of American society.  “Drug use is on the rise in this country and 23.5 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs,” said Dr. Kima Joy Taylor, director of the CATG...
Source: Psych Central - January 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Addictions Interview Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Alcoholism Sobriety Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: From chilli cream to swearing, how to beat pain without popping pills
According to the British Pain Society, about 28 million people in the UK suffer from chronic pain, and the numbers just keep on rising and patients want drug-free options, writes DR MICHAEL MOSLEY. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicare Will Now Pay For Acupuncture In Part Due To Opioid Abuse
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that Medicare will now cover acupuncture for patients with chronic low back pain in part because of the widespread abuse of opioids in America. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Cannabis for Sleep: Short-Term Benefit, Long-Term Disruption? Cannabis for Sleep: Short-Term Benefit, Long-Term Disruption?
Patients suffering from chronic pain who take medicinal cannabis to initiate and maintain sleep experience short-term benefit, but long-term use may ultimately disrupt slumber.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Opioid dependence found to permanently change brains of rats
(University of California - San Diego) Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10 percent developing an opioid use disorder or addiction. In a new study, UC San Diego researchers found that opioid dependence produced permanent changes in the brains of rats. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Quality of Life and Functional Improvement Data From Abbott's BOLD and TRIUMPH Studies Reinforce Benefit of Proclaim ™ XR Neurostimulation System In People Living with Chronic Pain
- BOLD study found that BurstDR ™ stimulation waveform reduced the negative psychological effects associated with a person's chronic pain at six-month follow up by 62% (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - January 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Tip: Remedies for Sore Elbow
Title: Health Tip: Remedies for Sore ElbowCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/23/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/23/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - January 23, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

More autonomy at work reduces the risk of low back pain
(Technische Universit ä t Dresden) A team of psychologists from Technische Universit ä t Dresden, in cooperation with experts from health sciences and the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, has carried out a meta-analysis to identify psychosocial work factors that pose a risk for the development of chronic low back pain (CLBP). Their study clearly indicates that not only physical but also psychological and social factors exert considerable influence on the development of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dysfunctional pain perception and modulation among torture survivors: the role of pain personification - Tsur N, Defrin R, Shahar G, Solomon Z.
OBJECTIVE: Individuals exposed to trauma, especially those who develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), are at a higher risk of suffering from chronic pain as well as altered pain perception and modulation. However, the underlying mechanisms of these ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Soin Neuroscience Develops A New Spinal Cord Stimulator to Treat Chronic Pain
DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 22, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Soin Neuroscience, a biotechnology company based in Dayton, OH, has developed a new spinal cord stimulation device to treat chronic pain. The company has recently started early stage... Devices, Neurology Soin Neuroscience, spinal cord stimulation, neuromodulation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Simple Tweak to Hospital Computer Program Cuts Opioid Prescriptions
Title: Simple Tweak to Hospital Computer Program Cuts Opioid PrescriptionsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/22/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - January 22, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Medical Cannabis May Initially Aid Sleep in Chronic Pain Patients
Compared with placebo, cannabinoids show no improvement in pain scores in adult cancer patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Using Pot to Help With Sleep? Benefits May Not Last
TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 -- Medical marijuana may not provide long-term relief of sleep issues in people battling chronic pain, a new study finds, mainly because users may develop a tolerance to the drug. The finding is important " considering the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical Cannabis May Initially Aid Sleep in Chronic Pain Patients
TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 -- For patients with chronic pain, medical cannabis (MC) use has a positive effect on maintaining sleep; however, cannabinoids do not appear to reduce cancer pain, according to a study and review published online Jan. 20 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cognitive Behavioral Program Benefits Patients With Diabetes
TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 -- A peer-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)-based intervention may improve quality of life (QOL) among patients with diabetes and chronic pain, according to a study published in the January/February issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medicinal cannabis may not ease sleep problems in people with chronic pain
Researchers at the University of Israel assessed the sleep quality and levels of pain of 128 people over 50 being treated at a specialist clinic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nevro Names Donald A. Middlebrook to Lead Clinical, Regulatory and Quality
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 20, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Nevro Corp. (NYSE: NVRO), a global medical device company that is providing innovative, evidence-based solutions for the treatment of chronic pain, today announced that Donal... Devices, Neurology, Personnel Nevro Corp, Senza Omnia, Spinal Cord Stimulation, HF10 therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The unholy trinity: childhood trauma, adulthood anxiety, and long-term pain - Kascakova N, Furstova J, Hasto J, Madarasova Geckova A, Tavel P.
BACKGROUND: Childhood trauma is considered to be a risk factor for developing anxiety as well as chronic pain. The aim of this study was to assess the association between childhood trauma and reporting anxiety and long-term pain conditions in the general a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news