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Getting her life back: Amelia overcomes chronic pain
The pain seemed to come from nowhere. Although fifth-grader Amelia Watt had sprained her ankle playing soccer a few weeks earlier, the injury had seemed inconsequential. Yet now, she couldn’t put any weight on her foot without crying. Soon, the burning pain crept up her leg and her foot began to turn purple. Even taking a shower had become excruciating. At age 11, this vibrant, active girl was relegated to crutches, afraid to walk. Eventually, Amelia’s local physicians diagnosed her with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a chronic pain condition believed to be caused by malfunction of the nervous system. C...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories chronic pain Chronic Pain Clinic complex regional pain syndrome Dr. Edin Randall Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center (PPRC) Source Type: news

CVS to Restrict Opioid Painkiller Prescription Amounts
Title: CVS to Restrict Opioid Painkiller Prescription AmountsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/25/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 25, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Lady Gaga Puts Fibromyalgia in the Spotlight
Daily struggle with chronic pain, disability defines patients' lives, experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Addictive Opioids Common for People on Dialysis
Title: Addictive Opioids Common for People on DialysisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 22, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Lady Gaga's Fibromyalgia Puts Illness in the Spotlight
Title: Lady Gaga's Fibromyalgia Puts Illness in the SpotlightCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 22, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

How to Get Rid of Constipation
Title: How to Get Rid of ConstipationCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 22, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Chronic migraine cases are amplified by jawbone disorder, according to research
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A study conducted by researchers in Brazil shows patients with chronic migraine are three times as likely to suffer from severe temporomandibular disorder. Though not a primary cause, the disorder is thought to accentuate and perpetuate sensitivity to pain; therefore, researchers recommend in chronic migraine clinical practice the assessement of the disorder's symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lady Gaga's Fibromyalgia Puts Illness in the Spotlight
Daily struggle with chronic pain, disability defines patients' lives, experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lady Gaga ’ s Fibromyalgia Puts Illness in the Spotlight
Daily struggle with chronic pain, disability defines patients'lives, experts say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, News, Source Type: news

Brain Imaging Cannot Prove or Disprove Chronic Pain Brain Imaging Cannot Prove or Disprove Chronic Pain
Brain imaging to support or dispute a claim of chronic pain is unwarranted, according to a consensus statement from the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Lightning Process 'could help children with chronic fatigue syndrome', study claims
Conclusion The results from this very small randomised controlled trial showed that people having LP therapy in addition to usual CFS/ME care had improved physical function, fatigue and anxiety symptoms at six months, and improved school attendance and depressive symptoms at 12 months. However, there are a number of limitations to this research that need to be considered: Participants in both groups improved, so both treatments were effective to some extent. This was a very small trial, and the results analysis involved fewer than the 100 people recruited. It would need to be repeated in a much larger group to demonstr...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Source Type: news

NAM Releases New Special Publication to Help Clinicians Counter Opioid Epidemic
Halting the opioid epidemic requires aggressive action across multiple dimensions, including informed, active, and determined front-line leadership from health clinicians working in every setting throughout the nation, says a new special publication from the National Academy of Medicine. The 21-page publication is an action guide for clinicians if they are prescribing an opioid or managing a patient who presents with a likely opioid use disorder. To successfully marshal progress, the paper calls for clinicians to prioritize non-opioid strategies when managing chronic pain, follow five axioms of responsible opioid prescribi...
Source: News from the National Academies - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gaga: Five Foot Two Shows a Superstar at Her Most Vulnerable
This week, Lady Gaga announced that she was postponing the European leg of her world tour — a series of stadium shows that had been meant to be a globetrotting victory lap after her smashingly successful Super Bowl halftime show in February. “I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles,” the singer wrote on Twitter. The singer’s struggle with chronic pain is one of the several threads of Gaga: Five Foot Two, a backstage documentary arriving on Netflix Friday. The film is without much precedent — documentaries of its sort are generally filmed at a carefully selected...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel D’Addario Tags: Uncategorized five foot two Lady Gaga Music Netflix Source Type: news

Review: Gaga: Five Foot Two Shows a Superstar at Her Most Vulnerable
This week, Lady Gaga announced that she was postponing the European leg of her world tour — a series of stadium shows that had been meant to be a globetrotting victory lap after her smashingly successful Super Bowl halftime show in February. “I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles,” the singer wrote on Twitter. The singer’s struggle with chronic pain is one of the several threads of Gaga: Five Foot Two, a backstage documentary arriving on Netflix Friday. The film is without much precedent — documentaries of its sort are generally filmed at a carefully selected...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel D’Addario Tags: Uncategorized five foot two Lady Gaga Music Netflix Source Type: news

Listening to Tanner: Finding help for a functional gastrointestinal disorder
For most families, movie night is simply an opportunity to enjoy each other’s company while soaking up some mindless entertainment. But for Tanner Chung and his family, a trip to the theater was life changing. As they watched the tale of a young girl with a mysterious illness play out on the big screen, they were struck by the similarities to Tanner’s own story. The film was the 2016 drama Miracles From Heaven, which is based on the true experiences of a girl who was treated by Dr. Samuel Nurko at Boston Children’s Hospital for a motility disorder. “We had been hoping for some guidance, some help, f...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Samuel Nurko Dr. Travis Matheney functional gastrointestinal disorder Miracles from Heaven Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Center Source Type: news

First, Do No Harm: Marshaling Clinician Leadership to Counter the Opioid Epidemic
Publication serves as an action guide for clinicians - physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, social workers, behavioral health practitioners, pharmacists, and first responders. To successfully marshal progress, the paper calls for clinicians to prioritize non-opioid strategies when managing chronic pain, follow five axioms of responsible opioid prescribing, and promote policies that stimulate and support available scientific evidence. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patient Action: As Means and End for Chronic Pain Care Patient Action: As Means and End for Chronic Pain Care
The authors explore the importance of patient action in the self-management of chronic pain.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

New Wayne State research findings offers hope to people with fibromyalgia
(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) A novel psychological therapy that encourages addressing emotional experiences related to trauma, conflict and relationship problems has been found helpful for people with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia. A research team led by Mark A. Lumley, Ph.D., distinguished professor of psychology at Wayne State University, has released the results of its research in the prestigious journal, PAIN. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Associated With Higher Risk of Chronic Pain Poor Sleep Associated With Higher Risk of Chronic Pain
People who sleep poorly may be more likely to develop a chronic pain condition and have worse physical health, a study from the UK suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does CBD oil work for chronic pain management?
CBD oil has become popular for pain treatment. We look at how it works, how it is used, and the benefits and risks of using CBD oil for pain management. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Associated With Higher Risk Of Chronic Pain
A general decline in both the quantity and quality of hours slept led to a two- to three-fold increase in pain problems over time. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vagal Nerve Stimulation Stops Episodic Cluster Headache Pain Vagal Nerve Stimulation Stops Episodic Cluster Headache Pain
Noninvasive vagal nerve stimulation provides complete pain relief for patients with episodic cluster headaches -- but not chronic cluster headaches, suggest results from the ACT2 trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Social support and pain outcomes after trauma exposure among older adults: a multicenter longitudinal study - Richmond NL, Meyer ML, Hollowell AG, Isenberg EE, Domeier RM, Swor RA, Hendry PL, Peak DA, Rathlev NK, Jones JS, Lee DC, Jones CW, Platts-Mills TF.
OBJECTIVES: Certain forms of social support have been shown to improve pain coping behaviors and pain outcomes in older adults with chronic pain, but little is known about the effect of social support on pain outcomes in older adults following trauma expos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Chronic Pain & Opioid Addiction: The Role of Integrated Care
This briefing from September 2017 examined innovative non-pharmacologic models to address chronic pain, including among the military and veteran population and through state Medicaid and safety net programs. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Title: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Quiz: Test Your Medical IQCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 4/25/2012 3:49:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 12:28:07 PM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 20, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Hernia mesh surgery leaves men in pain
A group of NI men say they have been left in chronic pain after having mesh inserted for hernias. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nerf Gun Darts May Inflict Serious Eye Injuries, Doctors Warn
A recent report published earlier this week details 3 patients with serious eye injuries after being struck with nerf darts which, in one patient led to bleeding in the eye (known as a hyphema), along with blurred vision and chronic pain. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Poor sleep associated with higher risk of chronic pain
(Reuters Health) - People who sleep poorly may be more likely to develop a chronic pain condition and have worse physical health, a study from the UK suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Opioid Overdoses Are Shortening Overall Life Expectancy
In a new study of the leading causes of death in the U.S., researchers say that opioids have contributed to a shortening of life expectancy. Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report in JAMA that while life expectancy in the U.S. increased overall from 2000 to 2015, that improvement was blunted by deaths from opioid overdoses. (According to other recent research, deaths from opioid overdoses nearly doubled in the U.S. from 2009 to 2015.) The life expectancy for people born in 2015 increased by two years compared to people born in 2000, from 76 years to 78. Much of that gain was due to decreases ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized are opioids painkillers drug addiction Drugs leading causes of death opioid addiction opioid epidemic opioid overdose opioid overdoses opioid pain killers what are opioids what is the leading cause of death Source Type: news

Overview Examines Physical Activity and Exercise for Chronic Pain
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - September 19, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

Recent Guidelines Illustrate a Profound Shift in Attitudes Toward Opioids for Chronic Pain
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - September 19, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Best of the Rest Source Type: news

Advanced dementia patients ‘lack specialist nurse support’
Patients with advanced dementia receive little support from community or specialist nurses, despite experiencing chronic pain and psychological symptoms, research in London suggests. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medtronic's tablet-connected chronic-pain implant gets FDA OK
Federal regulators have approved Medtronic ’s latest device for treating chronic pain: A small implant that’s rechargeable and interfaces with a Samsung tablet computer. The medical-device giant’s Intellis system features a device that, according to Medtronic, is the world’s smallest spinal-cord stimulator. The device is roughly 2.2 inches tall and 1.9 inches wide. Like other spinal-cord stimulators, the product works by emitting electrical pulses that stop pain signals. Physicians can use… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Associations between retirement reasons, chronic pain, athletic identity, and depressive symptoms among former professional footballers - Sanders G, Stevinson C.
BACKGROUND: Retirement from professional sport has been recognised as a major psychological stressor, and there is a need to identify factors that increase the risk of mental health problems after career termination. The current study examined associations... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Back Pain Quiz: Test Your Back Pain IQ
Title: Back Pain Quiz: Test Your Back Pain IQCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 6/16/2011 3:41:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 6:39:04 PM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 19, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Don't want to pop a pill? Try these other alternatives
Ten million British people live with chronic discomfort, say the British Pain Society. But, while many medicines are effective, what are the alternatives? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtronic gets FDA clearance for pain management implant that interfaces with Samsung tablet
Medtronic has received FDA clearance for a new implantable pain management device that can be programmed wirelessly via a Samsung tablet. The Intellis system is designed to treat chronic pain by delivering neurostimulation at the spinal cord. Using a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, the patient's caregiver can adjust the neurostimulation according to a workflow designed by Medtronic called Evolve. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 18, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Lady Gaga Has Postponed Her Tour Because of Her Fibromyalgia. Here ’s What to Know About the Painful Disorder
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized celebrities with fibromyalgia Lady Gaga lady gaga disease lady gaga fibromyalgia lady gaga tour lady gaga tour cancelled public health what disease does lady gaga have what is fibromyalgia Source Type: news

Medtronic's tablet-connected chronic-pain implant gets FDA OK
Federal regulators have approved Medtronic ’s latest device for treating chronic pain: A small implant that’s rechargeable and interfaces with a Samsung tablet computer. The medical-device giant’s Intellis system features a device that, according to Medtronic, is the world’s smallest spinal-cord stimulator. The device is roughly 2.2 inches tall and 1.9 inches wide. Like other spinal-cord stimulators, the product works by emitting electrical pulses that stop pain signals. Physicians can use… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

FDA Clears New Spinal Stimulation Device for Intractable Pain FDA Clears New Spinal Stimulation Device for Intractable Pain
The FDA has approve the   Intellis spinal cord stimulation platform   for the management of chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs associated with a variety of conditions.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Medtronic wins FDA nod for Intellis SCS, launches in US
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it won FDA approval for its Intellis implantable spinal cord stimulation system and launched it in the US. The Fridley, Minn.-based company touted the newly revised system as the world’s smallest, and said that the new unit was designed to improve battery performance and standardize guidance and balancing of high-dose and low-dose therapy settings. “Drawing upon our 40-year legacy in SCS, the launch of the Intellis platform isn’t just about a new device, but about combining cutting edge hardware with optimal therapy through the Evolve workflow to enable personalized, l...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Medtronic Source Type: news

Lady Gaga Postpones European Tour Dates, Citing Chronic Pain
The European leg of her “ Joanne ” tour, scheduled to start Thursday in Barcelona, will be pushed back to 2018. She had canceled a show in Brazil last week. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAVID RENARD Tags: Pop and Rock Music Lady Gaga Fibromyalgia Joanne (Album) Europe Gaga: Five Foot Two (Movie) Source Type: news

Halyard Health Announces New Data Supporting COOLIEF* Cooled RF for the Treatment of Chronic Osteoarthritis Knee Pain
Study finds COOLIEF* Cooled RF provides significantly greater and longer-lasting pain relief, improved physical function and higher patient satisfaction than intra-articular steroid injections (1) ALPHARETTA, Ga., Sept. 18, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & M... Devices, Orthopaedic Halyard Health, COOLIEF, Cooled Radiofrequency, osteoarthritis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coping with the Emotional Impact of Orthopedic Surgery
Snap, snap, crackle, pop. That was the sound of my life changing in an instant during a summer stroll. I fell on slightly uneven pavement and broke three bones in my ankle and severely dislocated it, leading to a surgery and months of recovery. An orthopedic injury is typically a traumatic event. The recovery can elicit many emotions. As a psychotherapist, I was surprised not much has been written on coping with the psychological impact of such an injury and the following recovery. By allowing emotions to arise without judgment, we allow them to move through us. We can also take committed action to make positive changes as...
Source: Psych Central - September 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kirsten Levin Belzer, LCSW, CHT Tags: Anxiety Chronic Pain Grief and Loss Personal Stories Relaxation and Meditation Self-Esteem Trauma Treatment Blame Coping Skills Disappointment Healing Health injury Surgery surgical recovery Vulnerability Source Type: news

Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation Relieves Migraine Pain Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation Relieves Migraine Pain
One hour of external trigeminal nerve stimulation relieved the pain of episodic or chronic migraine at 1 hour and 24 hours and was well tolerated, a study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Why virtual reality is the next frontier in pain relief
Research suggests that virtual reality treatments for chronic pain might help reduce reliance on opioid painkillers and potentially help curb misuse of these addictive medications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lady Gaga Put A Much-Needed Spotlight On Chronic Pain
The singer opened up about living with fibromyalgia. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lady Gaga Has Fibromyalgia
Title: Lady Gaga Has FibromyalgiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/14/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 15, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Do I need Rehab to Quit Oxycontin for Chronic Pain?
Title: Do I need Rehab to Quit Oxycontin for Chronic Pain?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 15, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news