Pain

 
A New Definition for "Pain"
September 24, 2020

To redefine the word "pain," the IASP invited ethicists and philosophers to assist in the process. A one-time IASP taxonomy task force member highlights the process.

Risk Factors for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Widespread Pain: A 12-question Quiz
August 21, 2020

SAMPLE: Based on current research, what is the prevalence of fibromyalgia in the general population? Plus 11 more questions on fibromyalgia and chronic pain.

New Guideline from ACP, AAFP on Treating Acute Musculoskeletal Pain in Adults
August 19, 2020

The new joint guideline recommends topical NSAIDs as first-line therapy for treating acute pain from non-low back musculoskeletal injuries in adults.

FDA Requires Opioid Class Label Change to Promote Naloxone Discussion
July 27, 2020

All makers of opioid and opioid use disorder medications must revise labels to recommend discussion and coprescribing of naloxone.

Study: Yoga, Physical Therapy Can Benefit Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain
July 23, 2020

Results of a new study show yoga and physical therapy can be beneficial treatment options for adults with chronic low back pain.

FDA Approves New Nonopioid Analgesic for Mild/Moderate Musculoskeletal Pain
July 20, 2020

Galt Pharmaceuticals announced FDA approval of Orphengesic Forte (orphenadrine citrate, aspirin, caffeine), to treat acute mild to moderate pain.

Nonopioid Medications for Chronic Pain: An AHRQ Update
June 26, 2020

The AHRQ evaluates nonopioid medications including NSAIDs, gabapentinoids, antidepressants, and cannabinoids for efficacy in treatment of chronic noncancer pain.

FDA Approves Neurostimulation Device for Chronic Low Back Pain
June 24, 2020

The FDA recently approved an implantable neurostimulation system for the treatment of chronic low back pain.

Migraine with Aura Linked to Increased CVD in Women
June 23, 2020

Incident cardiovascular disease is significantly increased among women with migraine with aura vs migraineurs without aura and those who do not have migraine.

Study: 10% of Patients Continue to Use Opioids 3-6 Months after Heart Surgery
June 19, 2020

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found patients who were prescribed higher dosages were more likely to refill their opioid prescriptions.