Pain

 
Drug Misuse During COVID-19: PCPs Worry Signs of Addiction Were Missed
November 19, 2021

Primary care physicians noted increased stress among patients during the pandemic and worry that telehealth visits may have hidden signs of drug misuse.

Hypnosis for Chronic Neuropathic Pain: A Literature Review
November 10, 2021

In the first review of its kind, authors found encouraging evidence supporting the use of hypnosis for chronic neuropathic pain treatment. Find key results in our new slideshow.

Sexual Function & Chronic Pain: Results of a Systematic Review
October 19, 2021

The impact on sexual function of chronic pain conditions has received little research inquiry and requires much more focused clinical attention.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: 11 Questions on Etiology, Diagnosis, Treatment
September 29, 2021

Complex regional pain syndrome is often a medical challenge. Try this in-depth quiz on the etiology, the differential diagnosis, and most effective therapies.

Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women: An Overview
August 05, 2021

From etiology to treatment, get a quick review of the latest guidance for managing chronic pelvic pain in our new slideshow.

Neurology, Rheumatology, and the Gut Microbiome: Two Specialists Discuss
July 16, 2021

A neurologist and a rheumatologist sat down with Patient Care editors to talk about their focus on balance in the gut microbiome as an essential element of clinical care.

Phantom Limb Pain
June 25, 2021

Few common pain conditions have been as vexing to both patients and physicians as phantom limb pain. In our new slideshow, get a primer on prevention, treatment, pharmacotherapy, and more.

Counsel Patients on "One Pill Can Kill" Meds in Common Pill Organizers
June 04, 2021

A new study reveals that nearly three-quarters of medication organizer packages contain a drug class from which a single pill could be lethal for a child.

Treating Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Primary Care Primer
May 20, 2021

Many therapies have been studied as treatments for CRPS, including acupuncture and SNRIs. Which ones have been found effective? Scroll through our new slideshow to find out.

Diagnosing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Primary Care Primer
May 14, 2021

What do primary care physicians need to know about CRPS? In our new slideshow, get a primer on diagnostic criteria, suspicious symptoms, testing, and more.