Musculoskeletal Disorders

Primary Viewpoints Episode 7: Antidepressants for Back Pain, Osteoarthritis Pain
February 25, 2021

Listen to our newest podcast episode where the lead author of a recent meta-analysis shares his findings on the safety and efficacy of antidepressant medications to treat back and osteoarthritis pain.

Pain Management in Acute Gout: NSAIDs or COX-2 Inhibitors?
February 25, 2021

A recent meta-analysis assessed comparative clinical efficacy of NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors. Try these 7 questions on the findings - does your clinical experience match?

Two Cannabis Researchers Discuss their Studies on Pain and the Realm of Cannabinoid Investigation
February 19, 2021

Cannabis researchers Drs Carrie Cuttler and Rebecca Craft discuss their findings, their labs at WSU, their new research, and what makes this kind of research a challenge.

COVID-19 & Pain: Acute and Postinfection Manifestations
February 17, 2021

Pain is a common complication of COVID-19 infection, during the illness and afterwards. Click through this summary of new data on acute pain and risk for persistent pain from COVID-19.

Analysis of Cannabis for Pain: Is Tolerance an Issue?
February 15, 2021

Authors of 2 large cannabis-user database analyses discuss the possible reasons for observed dose increase over time by individuals using inhaled cannabis for pain relief.

Cannabis, Pain Relief, and the Sexes: Differential Benefit Explored
February 12, 2021

In animal models, pain relief from cannabis has been found to be greater in females; new research on pain relief from inhaled cannabis in regular users found something different.

Impact of Inhaled Cannabis for Acute Pain: Analysis of a Unique Data Set
February 11, 2021

Research on pain relief from use of medical cannabis poses myriad challenges. Veteran researchers discuss 2 new studies based on a deep well of user data.

Pain Management for Osteoarthritis: Guideline Toplines
February 10, 2021

Get a topline review of OA pain management recommendations from the Osteoarthritis Research Society International and the American College of Rheumatology/Arthritis Foundation.

Seen in the ED: Progressive Isolated Finger Pain
February 09, 2021

A man in his fifties presents with pain in a fingertip that has been getting increasingly worse. Notable on exam are a small scab on that finger and nail-bitten fingernails. Your Dx?

Antidepressants for Back Pain and OA Pain: Study Finds Room for Re-evaluation
February 04, 2021

Antidepressants, although guideline-recommended and widely prescribed for common pain conditions, may not be as effective as perceived. Author of a new meta-analysis explains.